Two British graffiti gang members jailed for vandalizing S. Korean subway train

By Park Sae-jin Posted : November 13, 2017, 14:59 Updated : November 13, 2017, 14:59

[Courtesy of Seoul Metro]

Two British brothers dreamed of a perfect graffiti expedition in South Korea after they sprayed the initials of their gang on the side of subway trains, but they were caught at a guest house shortly before their departure.

At an appeals court trial, the two identified only by their ages -- 25 and 23 -- were given a four-month jail sentence each for breaking in and vandalizing public properties.

The two members of Britain's notorious seven-member graffiti gang, "SMT", allegedly arrived in South Korea and sneaked into two subway train garages in Seoul at night for two-day spray work.

SMT based in Manchester has been well known for subway train graffiti with its members fined for vandalizing trams, trains and public places.

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