Jeju’s provincial police agency says it has apprehended one of three people alleged to be involved in the theft of KRW14.56 billion (US$13.4 million) from Landing International Development Ltd’s Landing Casino at Jeju Shinhwa World.
According to Yonhap News Agency, the suspect is said to be a man in his 30s of Korean descent and believed to have assisted in stealing cash from a safe within the casino premises. Landing discovered the money was missing on 4 January 2021.
The top suspect is a 55-year-old Malaysian-Chinese woman who worked for the company and was in charge of the cash in question, while a 30-year-old Chinese national is also said to be involved. Authorities believe both have fled the country.
Police said last week that they had recovered the majority of the funds, including KRW8.15 billion (US$7.4 million) found in a safe within a VIP room at Landing Casino and KRW4 billion (US$3.7 million) at the residence of the chief suspect.