On 7 November, the Seocho Police Station in Seoul announced that they had completed an investigation into A, a former foreign ministry employee who posted an online sale of a hat worn by BTS Jungkook himself.
Previously, Mr. A posted a picture of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs official ID card on a used trading site and posted an article saying that Jungkook's hat would be sold for 10 million won. Person A claimed, "It was left in the waiting area when BTS visited the passport department in secret to make a passport."
However, it was revealed that there were no records of the hat being received as lost items from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Police Agency. As the controversy grew, Mr. A deleted the post and went to a police box in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, and surrendered himself.
HYBE, the agency of BTS, is also known to have responded to the police saying, "It is true that he lost his hat at that location (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)."
After the incident, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Park Jin, said in a general audit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the National Assembly Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee held on the 24th, "If it is confirmed to be true, we will deal with it strictly according to related regulations."
On the other hand, a police official said, "We are reviewing the legal principles for specific crimes. It has not been decided whether the hat will be returned."
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