Two Peruvians held in Spain for stealing cash from Korean casino

Friday 14th February 2020

Kangwon Land / Korea Times file

By Jung Min-ho

Two Peruvians have been detained in Spain after allegedly stealing 24 million won ($20,000) in cash from a casino in Korea.

Jeongseon Police Station said Thursday that the suspects -- a man, 45, and a woman, 32 -- were expected to be extradited soon, after allegedly opening a slot machine cash box to steal the money at Kangwon Land on Feb. 7. It is unclear how this was done.

Their alleged accomplice -- a Hong Kong man in his 30s -- is still on the run.

The three entered Korea on Feb. 6 with fake passports. Only a few hours after the alleged theft, the two Peruvians boarded a flight to Bangkok. They then took another flight that made a stopover at Doha, Qatar, before arriving in Madrid, where they were detained.

Police said that by then they had asked Interpol to issue a red note detention order for the suspects.

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