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Net tightens around family of South Korea ferry owner as brother is arrested

Published on Jun 13, 2014 4:32 PM
South Korean policemen stand guard in front of the main gate of the Evangelical Baptist Church premises, as church believers sit in front of the police barricade, in Anseong on June 11, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

ANSEONG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean police on Friday arrested the brother of a South Korean businessman linked to a ferry disaster in April in which hundreds of schoolchildren drowned, as the net appeared to tighten around the fugitive's family.

But Mr Yoo Byung Un, 73, a businessman and photographer, is still on the run, eluding one of the country's biggest and most bizarre manhunts for more than a month, centred on a huge church sect compound south of Seoul.

His elder brother Yoo Byung Il was arrested near the leafy compound in Anseong, where the police are checking all passing vehicles and pedestrians.

Mr Yoo Byung Un's daughter Yoo Som Na has been held in France since May 28 after Interpol called for her arrest "for fraud and embezzlement". She was denied bail on Wednesday

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