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Another brother of South Korea ferry disaster fugitive arrested

Published on Jun 22, 2014 7:47 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police arrested a younger brother of the country's most wanted man, a businessman linked to a ferry disaster in which hundreds of school children drowned, on Sunday as authorities cast a wide net for the fugitive's family.

Yoo Byung Ho was arrested on suspicion of embezzlement, a prosecution official said.

Prosecutors and police are seeking Yoo Byung Un, 73, who has eluded one of the country's biggest manhunts for more than a month. They have arrested his wife, younger sister and her husband, a former ambassador to the Czech Republic.

His younger sister and her husband, arrested on suspicion of helping Yoo evade arrest, were allowed to go home on Saturday.

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