U.S. Soldiers Caught Smuggling Drugs to Korea
Stacey Park , March 16, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Two U.S. soldiers and two Korean Americans have been charged with smuggling 4.1 kg of methamphetamines with a street value of W13.6 billion in cereal packages shipped through U.S. military mail, prosecutors said Wednesday (US$1=W1,144).
Four other Korean Americans are wanted in connection with the same crime.
The soldiers, who are stationed at the U.S. garrison in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, are suspected of planning to receive the drugs that an accomplice in California shipped through the military mail last December.
But the drugs were discovered by customs officials at Incheon International Airport dispersed among about a dozen cereal packages.
Prosecutors said the suspects had planned to sell them.
Another 89.6 g of methamphetamines and 11 g of cocaine were also found in a safe in an office in Seoul's Gangnam which they had used as their shop front.