The Marmot’s Hole has a link to an article accusing USFK of not handing over a soldier accused of smuggling drugs through the USFK mail system to Korean authorities:
According to Newsis, prosecutors are upset that USFK won’t turn over a soldier accused of trying to mail himself pot through USFK’s mail system.
Prosecutors in Incheon got a warrant for the soldier/airman in Osan on Dec 31. USFK, however, isn’t turning the guy over.
The warrant’s good for only 10 days. If prosecutors don’t get their hands on the guy before the warrant expires, they won’t be able to put him into custody.
An official with the prosecution said they’ve contacted USFK and are taking the steps needed to put the alleged pothead in custody, but they are unable to execute the confinement right away due to SOFA regulations. [Marmot's Hole]
There is definitely more to this story because USFK is not going to comply with the SOFA whenever they feel like it. Especially since USFK has already handed over soldiers in the past year caught smuggling drugs through the mail. I am assuming the person they are trying to get turned over now is one of the people involved in the spice ring discussed in the prior link. The delay for the hand over could be for something as simple as the Korean authorities not having the proper paper work filed to complete the hand over. Apparently for the Korean media it is much better to play the big, bad SOFA angle once again than try to report what is really going on.