In SPOTV NEWS coverage it was revealed that BTOB member Jung Ilhoon‘s habitually uses marijuana and he spent around ₩100,000,000 KRW approximately $90,517 USD in cash to purchase the drugs.
Based on police investigation it is realved that from past 4-5 years Jung Ilhoon has sent his cash to a middleman “A” who then exchanged the cash into cryptocurrency, bought, and distributed the marijuana back to Jung Ilhoon. It has also been reported that he have shared marijuana with his friends at his home and some in his vehicle.
Police also done his drug test with the help of his hair sample which then came out to be positive.
Following the news, BTOB’s agency Cube Entertainment has released an official apology for “making a lot of fans worry“.
“As it has been reported, Jung Ilhoon is currently under police investigation for using marijuana. We apologize for making the fans worry and we are well aware of our responsibilities regarding this matter. We will see to it that Jung Ilhoon gets thoroughly investigated by the police.“
BTOB fans and netizens alike are utterly shocked by the sheer amount of money.
A 2018 report shares that in Korea, a gram of marijuana is illegally sold at a starting price of ₩37,000 KRW ($34 USD).