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April 22, 2021

Sanatorium director in N. Pyongan Province arrested for selling bottled water at inflated prices

North Korean authorities recently dismissed the director of the Tongchang Sanatorium in Tongchang, North Pyongan Province, for filling his pockets by selling mineral water...

N. Korean authorities investigate famous commerce management center in Chagang Province

North Korea’s Organization and Guidance Department (OGD) recently inspected a commerce management center in Chonchon County, Chagang Province, Daily NK learned last Friday. Though...
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Eleven Sunam Market market vendors face punishment after selling smuggled goods

Eleven market vendors in Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province, whose businesses had been suffering from logistics issues following the COVID-19 outbreak, were recently arrested by...
Household near the Chinese border in North Hamgyong Province

Jilted lover in Hoeryong murders woman and sets her body on fire

A gruesome incident in which a man murdered his lover and set her body on fire recently occurred in Hoeryong, North Hamgyong Province. A source...

Forestry office manager in Chagang Province executed for corruption

The manager of a forestry office in Chagang Province was reportedly publicly executed over allegations of smuggling a significant number of trees to China...
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Four publicly executed in Pyongyang on charges of distributing “illegal video materials”

Four North Koreans were publicly executed in Pyongyang recently on charges of distributing “illegal video materials,” Daily NK has learned. A source in the country...
Hoeryong White Apricot Jam. Image: DPRK Today

Alleged human trafficker arrested a year after her arrest warrant issued

Daily NK has learned that a female resident of Hoeryong, North Hamgyong Province, who had been wanted on charges of trafficking more than 30...
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Ten rounds of ammunition go missing at border patrol unit in Onsong County

The North Korean border patrol declared an "emergency situation" after 10 rounds of ammunition went missing during the middle of last month from a...

North Hamgyong Province official sacked after corruption comes to light

A cadre in North Hamgyong Province was reportedly sacked when a Central Committee inspection in mid-December revealed that he had used his money and...

State security agency arrests key figures involved in North Korea’s nuclear and missile development

A source told Daily NK yesterday that a Ministry of State Security special inspection team arrested about 20 key figures involved in the development...

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