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N. Korean man sentenced to life in prison for attempted defection

On Mar. 23, a man in his 50s from Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province, received a life sentence following his arrest on suspicion of attempting...

N. Korea’s state-run smuggling activities continue despite coronavirus

With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of abating, North Korea has intensified its disease control measures, especially for individuals engaging in state-sponsored smuggling...

N. Korean smuggler executed after crossing Sino-North Korean border

A smuggler in his 50s was recently executed in North Pyongan Province, sources told Daily NK earlier this month. The man was accused of...

N. Korean remittance broker arrested for cross-border activities

A female remittance broker in her 40s was recently arrested and is now in the North Korean court system awaiting sentencing, Daily NK has...

N. Korea refuses repatriation of defectors imprisoned in Dandong

North Korea's Ministry of State Security (MSS) has refused the repatriation of North Korean defectors currently imprisoned in a facility in Dandong, China, Daily...

N. Korea uses military law to punish smuggling on border

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered that smuggling in the border areas as well as the abetting or concealing of such activities...

N. Korea’s security agency executes China-based informant

A North Korean informant in China was recently recalled by the Ministry of State Security (MSS) and executed in early February, Daily NK sources...

North Korean woman murdered in Hyesan

A woman in her 40s was recently murdered by an unidentified assailant in the Hyegang District of Hyesan, Ryanggang Province, and a task force...

N. Koreans nabbed for sending mobile texts about the coronavirus

Agents with the Ministry of State Security (MSS)’s Bureau 10 arrested two remittance brokers during raids in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province, after discovering texts mentioning...

N. Korea’s security agency emphasizes “loyalty” on Army Day

New documents acquired by Daily NK provide a glimpse into the political and ideological education North Korea’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) recently conducted...

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