[MHN Roh Pooleun] First generation K-pop star BoA was prosecuted for drug smuggling.
BoA is accused of illegally bringing in drugs such as zolpidem from Japan under the name of an employee at her agency. Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office summoned BoA for questioning on Wednesday.
Her agency SM Entertainment is denying that it was an intentional act of wrongdoing. According to the agency, BoA was recommended by her doctor in a recent health consultation, that she take deeper sleeps through prescribed sleeping pills, and she was experiencing side effects from the pills.
Prosecutors will determine whether or not to indict the singer after reviewing the case, including its intentionality.
BoA is often dubbed as 'Star of Asia' for her popularity and helping K-pop be known overseas. She debuted at the age of 14 and recently dropped a new album celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut.
'Star of Asia' K-pop star BoA alleged of drug smuggling