South Korean police claimed that the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the woman who is a close friend of President Park Geun-hye and a key accused in an influence-peddling scandal that has rocked the country’s political landscape, was arrested in Denmark on Sunday. Chung Yoo-ra, 20, was apprehended for staying illegally in the northern Danish city of Aalborg and is expected to be extradited to S. Korea in one or two weeks.
The development comes a day after Park publically denied all charges against her, adding that the accusations were false and politically motivated. Chung, who is an equestrian rider trained in Germany, had been evading the investigation by S. Korean authorities over her links to the scandal, reports the BBC.
Chung drew public attention last year after she allegedly received special favors from the prestigious Ewha Womans University, owing to her mother’s strong ties with the president, writes The Guardian.