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hearing of candidate Park Jun-young of the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the so-called pottery smuggling suspicion came and went.
There is a suspicion that the candidate's wife has imported and sold lighting chandeliers with ceramics from abroad without even reporting them to customs.
Candidate Park bowed his head saying he was sorry.
Next is reporter Kang Cheong-wan.
Minister of Oceans and Fisheries candidate Park Joon-young first bowed his head to his spouse's suspicion of smuggling ceramics.
[Park Joon-young/Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Candidate: We apologize for the fact that it did not meet the public's eye level due to unconcern behavior.] When
working at the British embassy, it was explained that the spouse did not report it to customs when returning home because it was used goods purchased at the flea market. However, the opposition party fought hard.
[Ahn Byung-Gil/Representative Power of the People: (Fishers) illegal fishing or smuggling by sea, how can I crack down when I say,'I have a living, the minister also does that'?] Even
suspicion that eight chandeliers for lighting were illegally imported. It lit up,
[Kim Seon-gyo/Representative Power of the People: (Chandelier) There are only eight shown in the photo. Is this also used as an explanation for decorating the house or during family life?]
[Park Joon-young/Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Candidate: Yes, it was used at home and removed... .]
Candidate Park's explanation was rather anointed by fire.
[Jeonjeom-sik Jeong/Representative Power of the People: Are you saying that you put 8 chandeliers in the place where there are 4 rooms and 1 living room? Then, did you keep using them while replacing them?] The
ruling party lawmakers went to cover, saying that it was excessive to call it smuggling.
[Sung-Gon Wi/Democratic Party Member: You claim that it is smuggling, but if you did it, you wouldn't let him be investigated by posting it on Instagram (SNS), for common sense.]
Candidate Park stopped running the cafe of his spouse who sold ceramics
It has said that it will follow the action of the Korea Customs Service on the controversy over smuggling.
(Video coverage: Kim Seung-tae, video editing: Choi Hye-young)