Yoo Som-Na is detained in Paris after Korean prosecutors filed an Interpol "red notice" against her and her brother
The daughter of Yoo Byung-eun, the fugitive South Korean businessman wanted in connection with the April 16 Sewol ferry tragedy, appeared before a court in Paris on Wednesday.
French authorities detained Yoo Som-Na under an international arrest warrant for embezzlement, and they are expected to extradite her, Yonhap News Agency reports.
Korean police had earlier filed an Interpol “red notice” against Yoo Som-Na and her brother Yoo Hyuk-ki, who are believed to be involved in or controlling Chonghaejin Marine Co., the company that owned and operated the ill-fated ferry.
Chonghaejin allegedly ignored safety warnings ahead of the disaster, which claimed about 300 lives.
Warrants are still out for Som-Na’s father and brother.