South Korea arrests wife of businessman linked to disaster ferry's operator

June 21, 2014 8:57 PM

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The wife of South Korea's most wanted man, whose sons own the company that operated a ferry which sank, drowning hundreds of schoolchildren, was arrested yesterday, prosecutors said, as the net tightens around the fugitive's family.

Police and prosecutors arrested Kwon Yoon-ja, 72, on suspicion of embezzlement after chasing her for more than 20 days, an official said. Prosecutors and police are seeking Yoo Byung-un, 73, who has eluded one of the country's biggest manhunts for more than a month. The husband of Yoo's younger sist...

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