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January 20, 2020

Tag: Ministry of State Security

Alleged leaker of Kim Jong Un’s whereabouts executed

An alleged leaker of information about Kim Jong Un's visit to Samjiyon last October was executed in Pyongyang in late December, Daily NK has...

18 N. Koreans attempt mass defection on New Year’s Day

Daily NK sources reported on Jan. 7 that 18 North Koreans were arrested and are currently under investigation for attempting to defect across the...

N. Korea deploys special patrols to Sino-North Korean border

The Ministry of State Security (MSS), North Korea’s feared security agency, has deployed special patrols on the Sino-North Korean border to control the flow...

Hyesan’s MSS director still in office despite security leak

The director of Hyesan's Ministry of State Security (MSS) office is still wielding authority despite speculation that he would resign after a leak involving...

Mother faces punishment for failing to save Kim family portraits

A mother who saved her children from a house fire in Onsong County, North Hamgyong Province, is currently under investigation by the Ministry of...

N. Korea’s new “spectrum analyzer” may be a surveillance tool

North Korea has allegedly developed its own version of what is called a “spectrum analyzer.” Daily NK sources suspect that the device, which was...

N. Korea arrests suspects allegedly involved in information leak

North Korean authorities were recently rocked by a leak that informed South Korean newspapers about a planned trip of leader Kim Jong Un to...

Family of four nabbed while fleeing North Korea by boat

A family of four was arrested off the coast of Hongwon County in South Hamggyong Province while attempting to flee North Korea in a...

4 killed by N. Korean border guards while crossing Yalu River

North Korean border guards fired on a group of five North Koreans fleeing over the Yalu River into China in early September, killing four,...

Woman turns in relatives after feud over defector remittances

A family feud over defector remittances led a woman to turn in members of her own family who were planning to defect into China...

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