‘Burning’ Star Yoo Ah-in to Face Criminal Probe After Drug Tests

Leading South Korean actor Yoo Ah-in, star of “Burning,” “The Throne” and Netflix series “Hellbound,” must report to the police on Friday in connection with the alleged use of a variety of drugs.Allegations of Yoo’s drug use emerged a month ago and he has previously spoken with authorities.

The Yonhap news agency now specifies that he will be considered as a criminal suspect when he presents himself to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on Friday.

It is unclear whether Yoo will be formally arrested at that time.Yoo became a person of interest in early February after the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety revealed that he had bought suspicious quantities of the sedative Propofol in a series of purchases starting in 2021.

Propofol is a strong sedative that can also be used as an anesthetic.

The authorities have looked into several doctors’ offices and clinics in Seoul that may have administered the drug.

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