Actor Yoo Ah In Is Being Investigated For The Illegal Use Of Propofol

The agency released a statement on the investigation.

On February 8 (KST), it was reported that Korean actor Yoo Ah In was being investigated for the use of propofol.

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In a report from earlier in the afternoon, TV Chosun‘s News 9  reported that a top male movie star in Korea was investigated by the police for habitual use of propofol.

The report explained that the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency summoned and investigated actor Yoo Ah In on February 6 for violating the Narcotic Control Act. In particular, the police shocked Yoo Ah In by banning him from leaving the country.

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It was also revealed that police went around multiple hospitals to find Yoo Ah In and summon him for investigation. The police are currently requesting the National Institute of Scientific Investigation to examine Yoo Ah-in’s body hair to confirm whether he habitually used propofol.

A statement from the actor’s agency, United Artists Agency, confirmed that Yoo Ah In was being investigated and is participating in all investigations.

This is UAA.
Yoo Ah In was recently investigated by the police regarding propofol.
He is actively participating in all of the investigations related to this case, and we plan to intently explain the issues that may arise.
We apologize for causing an inconvenience. 


Although it is a common type of medicine and not deemed dangerous in many countries, propofol is deemed an illegal substance in Korea.

South Korea classified the drug as a psychotropic medicine, meaning it was illegal to prescribe or consume other than for stipulated treatments that may need anesthesia.

Source: SportChosun
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