Prosecutors raid South Korea’s swimming federation

February 17, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s swimming federation says prosecutors have searched its Seoul headquarters and confiscated computer hard disk drives and paper documents.

Federation officials gave no further details, and the Seoul prosecution office couldn’t immediately confirm the Wednesday raid.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency says the raid was related to suspicions that swimming officials misappropriated official funds and engaged in other unspecified misconduct.

Yonhap says some 20 other organizations linked to the Korea Swimming Federation were also raided by prosecutors and reported, without citing a source or giving further details, that some officials had been detained.