FUGITIVE’S WIFE ARRESTED OVER SEWOL DISASTER

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SEOUL: South Korean police on Saturday made apparent headway in the manhunt for a fugitive businessman wanted over April’s ferry disaster with the capture of his wife. Kwon Yun-Ja, 72, was arrested at a flat in the southern suburbs of Seoul following a successful surprise arrest, Yonhap news agency said. But her husband Yoo Byun-Eun, 73, was not at the site. YTN TV showed Kwon, her face covered with a dark brimmed hat, being taken into custody at the Incheon Prosecutor’s Office. Investigators want to question her to obtain information that may lead to the capture of her husband. Yoo is the patriarch of the family behind Chonghaejin Marine Co., which owned and operated the 6,825-ton Sewol ferry which sank on April 16 with the loss of around 300 lives, most of them schoolchildren.

AFP

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