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Police catch alleged accomplice in Jesu casino theft

One suspect has been arrested, police say.
One suspect has been arrested, police say.

The police have found one of three suspects that allegedly stole over $13.2m in cash from a casino in Jeju, South Korea.

South Korea.- Police say that have apprehended one of three suspects who allegedly stole KRW14.56bn ($13.2m) in cash from a casino on Jeju island..

It has been reported that a woman who worked at Landing Casino in Jeju Shinhwa World was the main suspect in the theft, which was reported on January 4.

However, police had said they believed she could have not acted alone given the weight of the cash that had allegedly been taken from the venue.

One of her alleged co-conspirators has been apprehended on Jeju Island, according to Yonhap News Agency,

Jeju’s provincial police agency said that a man in his 30s, a 55-year-old Malaysian woman of Chinese descent and a Chinese national had been put on its wanted list after the theft

The police believe the two other suspects in the case have already left the country.

The suspect arrested was the employee of an agent that attracts and manages casino customers.

Police found some of the missing cash last week at a safe in one of the Jeju casino’s VIP rooms and at an apartment. The investigation into the whereabouts of the remaining cash is still underway.

Casinos on Jeju Island are currently operative while venues in large South Korean cities such as Seoul and Busan remain closed due to a new wave of Covid-19 cases.

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