South Korea’s regulatory bodies reportedly have taken by force Google offices in the country in what seems to be a repercussion of the search giant’s involuntariness to work with Android investigations.
According to sources familiar with matter who told AllThingsD, the raid took place early last week.
Google refused to comment further on the matter and only said, “We have been cooperating fully with the KFTC’s investigation, working closely with them to address their questions about our business.”
The sources claim that Google has exerted effort to block any probe with regards to Android and competitiveness, with some allegations saying that the company destroyed documents that regulars would have wanted to retrieve.
Last year, South Korean authorities also barged into Google offices for an investigatory journey on location data tracking.
The first raid happened in May 2011, a month before several South Korean Internet portals filed complaints for Google’s alleged anticompetitive practices, claiming that the American company suppressed rivals in Korea’s mobile internet search market.