South Korean officials conclude week-long raid in Terra-LUNA case

After more than a week, South Korean authorities concluded their raids on crypto companies in connection with the Terra case on July 27, Yonhap news reported.

The Seoul Southern District Prosecutors Office is investigating the collapse of TerraUSD (USTC) and allegations of fraud against Terraform Labs co-founders Do Kwon and Daniel Shin.

The prosecutors had initiated a search and seizure of seven local crypto exchanges and eight other locations including offices and residences of people involved in the case on June 20.

According to Yonhap, the raid lasted a week because of the immense amount of data requested by the authorities.

In cases where data was insufficient, the authorities asked data analysts to extract more data, lengthening the search and seizure, Yonhap news reported.

The authorities will analyze the data collected from the raid to issue subpoenas for Kwon and Shin.

On July 27, Yonhap reported that the ministry of justice issued a “notification upon arrival” order to Kwon. This means that Kwon is required to inform South Korean officials whenever he returns to the country from Singapore. Prosecutors are also looking into extraditing Kwon by issuing a red notice to Interpol.

Furthermore, Shin, whose home and office were raided last week, is restricted from leaving the country.

Earlier this month, former Terra employees had said that they were banned from traveling abroad along with all persons involved in the case.

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