The National Bureau of Investigation has arrested a member of the Korean mafia who may be connected to the Jee Ick Joo murder case, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguire said Friday.
"Four days ago, may nahuli ang NBI na member ng Korean mafia and may be related to the Jee Ick Joo case," Aguirre said in an interview on DZMM.
Aguirre, however, did not give further details on the case as he has not yet received the full report on the arrest of the Korean national.
Jee, a Korean businessman, was abducted at his home last year in the guise of a drug raid. He was brought to Camp Crame, killed and then cremated.
Even while he had been slain, Jee's abductors still demanded and received a P5-million ransom from his wife more than a week later.
Aguirre earlier said the Korean mafia might be involved in the kidnap-slay of Jee.