The client in this case was indicted for importing cannabis vape cartridges by asking a friend abroad to send them to Korea. The import of cannabis is a crime punishable by a minimum of five years in prison, but with the help of Pureum Law Office’s defense, the client was given a suspended sentence. The client’s immigration issue that resulted from his conviction was also successfully resolved by Pureum Law Office, which allowed the client to avoid the entry ban and enter Korea immediately after leaving the country.
Conclusion: import of drugs into Korea can entail punishment in the form of imprisonment and/or entry ban. In some cases, however, both can be avoided with appropriate criminal defense.