SPC VP arrested over marijuana allegations
The Seoul Eastern District Prosecutors’ Office said Hur Hee-soo, the company’s vice president, was taken into custody on Monday. They are investigating details of the allegations, including whether he had an accomplice.
“We apologize for causing concerns with a disgraceful incident,” the company said in a statement. “Vice President Hur has been dismissed from all his positions within the group, and will be permanently excluded from the company’s management.”
Hur, the second son of Chairman Hur Young-in, joined the company, operator of Korea’s largest bakery chain, Paris Baguette, in 2007.