It has been revealed that BtoB’s rapper Jung Il Hoon was arrested by the police for using marijuana multiple times.
On the 21st, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s investigation unit informed about Jung and his joint offenders’ prosecution for violating the Narcotics Control Act in July.
Channel A reported that based on the accomplices’ statements and account records, the police found out that Jung Il Hoon had been smoking marijuana with his acquaintances on multiple occasions, since 4 to 5 years ago. They noted, “it has been revealed that once Jung deposits cash into a third account, an accomplice would exchange the money for virtual currency and purchase marijuana with it.”
Jung joined the military as a social worker on May 28th, while the police investigation was ongoing.
A day before his enlistment he wrote on his Instagram, “as a man in South Korea, I too have to fulfill my duty. This period will be long to some and short to others, but I will come back as a healthier and happier person.”
However, as his enrollment to the army aligns with when he was investigated by the police on drug charges, speculations of him enlisting as a way to escape the investigation became controversial. Particularly because it was just before the police handed the case over to the prosecution services.
Jung Il Hoon’s agency, Cube Entertainment had released a statement on this day saying, “after checking with him today, it has been confirmed that Jung Il Hoon has been summoned by the investigative authorities to be questioned on charges of smoking marijuana.”