What NOT to post on your blog in Korea
A 38-year-old office worker got a rude introduction to the perils of blogging when he posted about his pot-smoking experience in the Netherlands on his blog [Segye Ilbo, Korean].
You guessed it—the police busted him.
The office worker, identified only as Mr. A, was with two colleagues on a seven-day, six-night business trip to the Netherlands in January. Having completed their work, they were spending the rest of their time in-country doing a little sightseeing when their guide mentioned that while smoking pot in Korea might be illegal, smoking pot in the Netherlands was not punished.
Their curiosity sparked, they paid a visit to a local coffee shop and bought three joints, which they pleasantly smoked.
When he returned to Korea, Mr. A posted about his experience on his blog. Two months later, Seoul’s finest came knocking on his door. On March 20, A and his two co-workers were busted by Seoul Metro’s drug squad on charges of having smoked the wacky tobacky.
A police official explained that based on the principle of personal jurisdiction, you can be busted for doing drugs overseas.