[WORLD] Korean Mob Boss Arrested Internationally

D-Bo, Nov. 27, 2013, 2:20 p.m.


On Tuesday, Filipino officials have made an arrest on a man named Cho Yang Eun.  Cho happens to be one of South Korea’s most wanted criminals. Cho’s arrest on Tuesday was on account of his involvement with allegedly embezzling over $2.5 million from a bank in Korea. The embezzling didn’t take place recently, but was actually over two years ago.

The Mob Boss left Korea and entered the Philippines, where he relocated to live in hiding for the past 2 years.  This arrest will be just another number on Cho’s list, following his 7 previous arrests in South Korea for a number of acts, including the famous raid of Seoul’s Savoy Hotel, as well as an attempted murder case. Cho was the mastermind behind the raid in 1980, and as a result spent the next 15 years of his life in prison, until his release in 1995.

After his release from his long term sentence, the fugitive promised to become a transformed man, who will devote his life to Christianity. This wide stretch from extremes resulted in the 1996 movie, “Boss.”

It wasn’t long after in that same year, that Cho was arrested yet again. His 7 arrests have allways been the consequences for extorting money from various public attractions, such as nightclubs, bars, karaoke quarters, as well as massage parlors where prostitution was conducted.

Cho, 65 now, entered the Philippines back in 2001 on a tourist visa.   South Korea has taken affirmative action to withdraw his passport in March of 2012 in an attempt to hasten his deportation from the country. 

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