The daughter of former South Korean President Hae Won Lee has been detained for suspected possession of drugs, and she has asked police to help find her.
On Friday, the South Korean government announced that the 30-year-old had been detained on suspicion of drug trafficking, and the South Korea National Intelligence Service said that she was held on suspicion as a person of interest for her alleged involvement in drug trafficking.
“Police will be able to provide additional information if they believe it is relevant,” the agency said in a statement.
Lee’s mother, Hae Myung-sik, has said that the girl was taken into custody in the middle of the night at a motel in central Seoul and that she has been missing for more than two weeks.
She has not spoken to her parents since April and has not been seen since.
Hae Min’s case is just the latest in a string of disappearances that have gripped the nation since she became the first South Korean president to serve in office in 2005.