Wrestling: South Korea body raided over corruption claims

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean police raided the headquarters of the national wrestling body following a tip-off that officials had embezzled millions of dollars, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday.

Officers said they seized accounting records, documents and computer hard drives from the Korea Wrestling Federation in Seoul, according to the news agency.

A probe was launched after police learnt of allegations that some 3 billion won (S$3.5 million) had gone missing from last year's wrestling budget.

The raid is the second such move this year, after the country's swimming body was searched in February following similar claims.

Ten former and current board members of South Korea's swimming federation were indicted on a string of corruption charges, Yonhap reported, including offering to influence the selection of the national team.