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Corruption exposed at North Korean lubricant factory

A two-week investigation by the Nampo city prosecutors' office has uncovered widespread corruption and safety violations at the Chonji Lubricant Factory, leading to a...
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N. Korean border patrol officer assaults police

A border patrol officer recently assaulted police officers while being arrested for allegedly sexually harassing a restaurant waitress in Chongjin. Speaking on condition of anonymity,...
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North Korean burner phone prices soar amid government crackdown on purchases

The price of "daepo" phones — mobile phones falsely registered under another person's name, similar to "burner phones" — is soaring in North Korea...
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N. Korean state security agents use deception to arrest buyers of Chinese phones

State security agents in Hoeryong have been tricking would-be buyers of Chinese-made mobile phones by using informants to lure them to the site of...
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N. Korean officials shake down illegal profiteers for bribes

North Korean law enforcement agents are shaking down individuals profiting from illegal activities, Daily NK has learned. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a source in...
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Pyongyang authorities launch investigation into housing corruption

In early June, the Pyongyang People’s Committee launched an investigation into corruption involving residency permits at a housing development on Jonwi Street that was...
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Smuggling of used vehicles in Hyesan leads to government crackdown

Smuggling of used vehicles has emerged in Hyesan, Yanggang Province, prompting North Korea's Ministry of State Security to launch an inspection, Daily NK has...
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N. Korean man who caused panic before Putin’s visit arrested

A prisoner whose escape from a police station in Pyongyang's Sunan District caused panic just before the arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin was...
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N. Korean police officer murders wife after finding her cheating with another man

A police officer in Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province, was arrested in late April for the murder of his wife, Daily NK has learned. Speaking on...
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South Hwanghae Province factory under probe for corruption

The Haeju Condiments Factory in South Hwanghae Province is under investigation by the authorities for corruption. It has been alleged that the factory graded...

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