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January 25, 2021

Recent murders in Pyongyang may be tied to growing economic troubles

Several women in Pyongyang have been murdered in recent weeks by unidentified assailants who may have been trying to steal money to stave off...

Wonsan Textile Factory officials dismissed for smuggling goods across border

Trade officials and security officers at the Wonsan Textile Factory in Gangwon Province were recently dismissed for smuggling goods across the border, Daily NK...
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Three state security officials arrested for misconduct in Musan back in July

Three officials belonging to the Ministry of State Security (MSS) office in Musan County, North Hamgyong Province, were dismissed and their assets confiscated on...
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North Korean man investigated for industrial espionage

A North Korean man in his 40s is reportedly under investigation by the Ministry of State Security for turning over internal analyses from his...
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University student arrested for spreading “false information”

North Korean authorities recently arrested a university student who had once worked in the Joint Security Area (JSA) for allegedly “fabricating and disseminating false...
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Facing divorce for being infertile, woman sets fire to house

A woman in North Hamgyong Province who faced divorce for being infertile recently set the house of her in-laws on fire, killing everyone inside,...
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N. Korean authorities arrest food seasonings wholesaler

A North Korean wholesaler was recently arrested by the Ministry of State Security for smuggling in a large amount of food seasonings from China,...
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Ringleaders of gold smuggling ring harshly punished

The revelation that the ringleaders behind a gold smuggling ring were part of a foreign currency-earning company operated by the Ministry of State Security...
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North Hwanghae Province couple arrested for “anti-socialist conduct”

A married couple involved in the illegal sale of houses in North Korea was arrested for the crime of “conduct that does not belong...
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Gold smuggler arrested on Sino-North Korean border

A North Korean smuggler attempting to move more than 50 kilograms of gold into China was recently arrested near the border along with two...

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