Kim Kyou-hyun, a former career diplomat who served as first deputy chief of the presidential National Security Office and then senior presidential foreign affairs secretary, was detained by prosecution investigators upon his arrival at Incheon International Airport from the United States on Thursday.
|Kim Kyou-hyun (Yonhap)|
Kim is suspected of submitting a report to the National Assembly that gave false details of Park's handling of the ferry's sinking, such as the time when she first received a report on the disaster, in an apparent effort to avoid criticism of having bungled the response to the tragedy.
Prosecutors plan to question Kim and decide whether to seek a warrant for his arrest. (Yonhap)