South Korea working with US on request to arrest ex-UN chief's brother: Report

UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon delivering remarks during the IMF and World Bank Group 2016 Spring Meetings in Washington, DC.
UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon delivering remarks during the IMF and World Bank Group 2016 Spring Meetings in Washington, DC. PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea's Justice Ministry is coordinating with the US government on a request to arrest the brother of former UN chief Ban Ki Moon, Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday (Jan 21) quoting an unidentified source.

Officials at the Justice Ministry could not be reached for comment.

A US prosecutor has said Washington has asked South Korea to arrest Ban Ki Sang on charges he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex.