On the 18th police in Suncheon arrested 31-year old Mr. L, an American English instructor at an elementary school in Yeosu, on charges of drug smuggling.
According to police, Mr. L is accused of ordering 32 packets of “E=XTC” through a website in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the month.
And the kicker:
A member of the prosecutor’s office said, “working as an English instructor in Yeosu since last October, Mr. L confessed that he used E=XTC at a party with his foreign coworkers, but those foreign instructors have not been charged with use of it since unlike other drugs it cannot be detected by hair testing and there is no third-party evidence.”
I always said that if foreigners around here would be busted for drugs or other stupid shit, it'd be the dumb asses in Yeosu. Not the first drug-related arrest in local history. Several years ago some teachers were busted at Elvis, a popular foreigner bar in Suncheon. As I first mentioned back in April, one of the guys wrote on a local messageboard of his time in prison:
Nobody said that we couldn't do the time. In fact we used the five weeks that we were locked up to great effect. 5 weeks without a beer or a cigarette, and I feel like I'm 21 again. Fuck Betty Ford. 100 sit ups and 100 push ups a day and I'm looking like a machine. Got to meet numerous interesting people, including the ex Mayor of Suncheon who is doing five years for accepting bribes. Read some great books, and also got a great reference from the Governer of the prison for the free English lessons we provided to the prison guards.
And an Irish guy busted in the same sweep weighs in:
Ive heard a rumour that some fag scott went to the police, Alls i can say to this if it is true, that this guy is a complete prick, thanks for destroying my time in korea, the worst about it i dont even know this guy, and if you did go to the police, you are the lowest of the low and basically i hope you burn in hell, sooner rather than later. I heard this guys about 40 and hes one these pricks that had to come to korea to find a job and a wife. LOSER.
You stay classy, Suncheon.