South Korea

Briefs, October 15, 2012

PUBLISHED : Monday, 15 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 15 October, 2012, 4:09am

Man firebombs office then leaps to death

SEOUL - A South Korean man yesterday set fire to a government office in Seoul before jumping from the 18th floor of the building to his death. The 61-year-old broke into the education ministry office and threw a petrol bomb, which ministry staff were able to extinguish. The man was believed to be a maintenance worker at the building. AFP


German arrested with 3.7kg of hashish

MATARAM, Indonesia - A German man has been detained on the Indonesian island of Lombok for smuggling 3.7kg of hashish with a street value of US$730,000. Rolf Oskar Josef Schweikert, 57, was arrested on Saturday at Lombok's airport on arrival from Singapore. "The hashish was found in the lining of his suitcase," customs official Listrijono said. AFP