The officials at South Korea’s Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency said on Saturday that they are planning to summon B.I (Kim Han-bin), the former leader of K-pop band iKON.
The officials said that they would be questioning him over accusations of Drug abuse. He would also be probed about his connections with Yang Hyun-suk, the former chief of the band’s music label, reports the Korea Times.
Kim will reportedly be questioned over whether he bought marijuana from an acquaintance in 2016 and smoked it.
The Korea Times reports that the acquaintance initially told the police during interrogation about drugs charges in 2016 that she was asked by Kim to procure marijuana, but she subsequently reversed her testimony.
However, earlier in June this year, she alleged that she was coerced into reversing her statement by the then YG Entertainment Chief, Yang Hyun-suk.
Just two weeks ago, the Seoul Metropolitan Police summoned former YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun-Suk for questioning over gambling and for soliciting sex services for foreign investors.
Last month, the Seoul Metropolitan Police booked both Seungri and Yang over gambling charges. The duo was allegedly been involved in gambling in hotel-casinos in Las Vegas and violating South Korea’s gambling rules.
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.