On April 2, MBC's "Newsdesk" reported on Hwang Ha Na's drug use allegations as well as suspicions that she received favorable treatment during her investigation.
In addition, MBC reports that Hwang Ha Na has frequented the Burning Sun club and is also a friend of a Burning Sun MD (merchandiser or prosecutor) who was arrested on drug charges.
A video that MBC got shows Hwang Ha Na in 2015, sitting down while she shakes her arm and speaks partially meaningless, saying she feels stunned. The person who provided the video to MBC said that Hwang Ha Na, who did not drink alcohol, probably used drugs.
An acquaintance of Hwang Ha Na told MBC that he saw her taking drugs in 2015 using a syringe. They stated that she injected Philopon (a form of methamphetamine) several times with friends, whether in hotels or at an acquaintance's house.
MBC reports that Hwang Ha Na is also well known as a major client in Burning Sun, and she is described as being very close to the Burning Sun MD known as Cho. The acquaintance of Hwang Ha Na said she was not only friend of Cho, but also of others who were arrested for drug offenses.
The South Gyeonggi Province Police Agency has been investigating Hwang Ha Na for suspected drug use since last October, and they have already secured the testimony of the acquaintance of Hwang Ha Na who said they used drugs with her.
However, the investigation was paralyzed. When police requested a search and seized a warrant both in December and in March in order to purchase items such as Hwang Ha Na's hair for analysis, the prosecution rejected the claims.
Earlier this month, Hwang Ha Na posted on social media to say she cut her hair, and then removed the post shortly after.
Hwang Ha Na has failed to comply with requests to call the police, making it difficult to continue the investigation. MBC said they tried several times to contact Hwang Ha Na, but she did not respond.
In addition, MBC reported on suspicions that Hwang Ha Na was receiving favorable treatment during its investigation because of it. chaebol connections. She is the sole granddaughter of the late founder of Namyang Dairy Products (a major Korean conglomerate).
It was previously reported that in 2015 a college student named Cho was sentenced to two years and six months in prison (suspended for three years) for using Philopon. The decision stated that it was Hwang Ha Na who sold Cho 0.5 grams of Philopon and they took drugs together. However, the case of Hwang Ha Na was sent to the prosecution by the police with the suggestion of non-prosecution, and the prosecution also acquitted her.
Hwang Ha Na had received an indictment in his case in 2011, when he was caught using marijuana. Therefore, if she had committed a new crime, she is expected to have received severe punishment.
MBC reports that when the incident happened in 2015, Hwang Ha Na showed about his connections with high-ranking police officers.
MBC acquired a recording of a conversation that Hwang Ha Na had with an acquaintance at the time. In the recording, Hwang Ha Na said: "The chief prosecutor of the Central District Prosecutor's Office? Hey, my uncle and dad know everyone, including the chief of police. You are kidding? They are totally best friends.
In one recording, she also boasted that she was coming back from a meeting with the senior person at the Namdaemun Police Station.
Kim Shin Myung, the police chief at the time, told MBC: "I do not know who Hwang Ha Na is and I do not know anyone from Namyang Dairy Products."
The head of the Namdaemun Police Station at the time also denied what Hwang Ha Na had said, saying he did not meet people on charges.
MBC reports that the Seoul Intellectual Crime Investigation Team initiated an internal investigation on April 2 regarding the investigation of Hwang Ha Na drug-related charges at the time.
Namyang Dairy Products also issued a statement on April 2 denying any current connection with the Hwang Ha Na family members.
In addition to her background, Hwang Ha Na is known for being a popular online blogger and became a hot topic when she started a public relationship with Park Yoochun in April 2017. The two confirmed their separation in May 2018.
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