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Son of S.Korea sunken ferry owner detained

By The Associated Press

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner has been detained by police after two months on the run.

Yonhap News Agency said Friday that Yoo Dae-gyun was picked up from an office south of Seoul, just three days after his billionaire father was found dead.

Authorities have sought Yoo, a major shareholder in the operator of the ferry that sank in April, along with his 73-year-old father who had founded the original ferry operator.

Prosecutors say the Yoo family's alleged corruption may have contributed to the April 16 disaster that left more than 300 people dead.

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