The authorities of the Korea South arrested two people and questioned more than a dozen US military personnel as part of investigations into the smuggling and distribution of synthetic opioids through two US military bases in the country. The arrests come following searches carried out last May, which the Pyeongtaek police department only announced today.
The searches were of particular interest Camp Humphreys, the largest US military base outside the United States, located south of Seoul, and Camp Casey, located north of the Korean capital.
The operation was triggered by intelligence information provided by the Criminal Investigation Division of the United States Army. The arrested people are a Korean citizen and a Filipino, accused of drug distribution; Another 20 people, including 17 US military personnel, have been questioned and are being investigated further.