Seoul Metropolitan Police is planning to summon K-pop star Seungri and former YG Entertainment CEO, Yang Hyun-suk over gambling charges.
The duo was booked over gambling charges earlier this month. According to the gambling rules in South Korea, it is illegal for people to participate in gambling in the country and even outside the country where it is legal. However, normally if caught gambling overseas it is likely that one gets away with a warning.
It is reported that Yang and Seungri had been involved in gambling a large sum of money overseas which clearly violates the South Korean gambling laws.
The police also raided the YG Entertainment headquarters last week.
Following the raid, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency received approval from the country’s Ministry of Justice to impose a travel ban on both Yang and Seungri.
The police have confirmed that the duo will be summoned separately for interrogation sometime later this week. The exact date and time are not disclosed.
Yang was also booked previously in July, on suspicions of arranging sex services for foreign investors after which he had to resign from his position in the company.