Incheon Police Raided in Probe of Actor Lee Sun-kyun’s Death

SEOUL – The Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency conducted a raid on the Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency on Tuesday. This action is part of the ongoing investigation into the death of actor Lee Sun-kyun, who was notably featured in the Oscar-winning film "Parasite." The raid aimed to collect evidence regarding suspicions that police officials leaked information about Lee's interrogations to the media.

According to Yonhap News Agency, the focus of the raid was on gathering proof of the alleged leak, which resulted in the highly publicized questioning sessions of Lee. The actor was found dead in his car in central Seoul on December 27, in what appeared to be a case of suicide. This tragic event occurred shortly after Lee's third round of questioning by the police regarding allegations of marijuana use and consumption of other illegal drugs.

Earlier this month, Bong Joon-ho, the acclaimed director of "Parasite," along with numerous other figures from South Korea's cultural and entertainment sectors, issued a statement demanding an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Lee's death and the alleged leak of investigation details. The statement underscored the need for accountability and transparency in the handling of the case.

During the raid on Tuesday, investigators reportedly seized mobile phones and documents from some members of the Incheon police agency’s drug crime investigation division. These items are related to the investigation of Lee Sun-kyun. The police have planned to thoroughly analyze the confiscated materials to determine if any internal investigation information was improperly shared with certain news outlets. This investigation marks a significant step in addressing concerns about privacy breaches and media ethics in high-profile cases.

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