After a month of speculation regarding drug use, singer G-Dragon’s travel restrictions have been lifted.
On November 27, a Korean media outlet reported that the Incheon Police Agency’s drug crime investigation unit decided not to request an extension of the travel ban for G-Dragon. He was previously booked without detention for alleged violations of the Narcotics Control Act.
On the other hand, the Incheon Police Agency has submitted an application to extend the travel ban for actor Lee Sun-kyun, who is currently under investigation for the same charges.
Based on the Immigration Control Act, a one-month ban on leaving the country can be applied if it is deemed necessary for a criminal investigation.
The travel ban has been lifted for G-Dragon, whose investigation is still ongoing, while it has been extended for Lee Sun-kyun. This indicates that the police may be taking a different approach in their investigation of the two individuals.
In September, the police received a tip about drug distribution at an entertainment venue in Gangnam, Seoul. During the investigation, both Lee Sun-kyun and G-Dragon were identified as suspects.
G-Dragon strongly denied the allegations, and both the initial urine test and the more detailed test conducted by the National Forensic Service, which involved collecting hair and nails, came back negative.