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September 27, 2020

Tag: Ministry of State Security

N. Korean broker exiled for handling defector remittances

A North Korean broker who handled remittances sent from defectors in South Korea and other countries was recently banished to an area far from...

N. Korea focuses on ending ship-based smuggling on border

North Korean authorities recently ordered that ships travelling near the Sino-North Korean border must have a security official on board as part of efforts...

N. Korea moves to bolster technical expertise of security officials

North Korea recently created a new program in the country’s State Security University (SSU) to strengthen the technical expertise of Ministry of State Security...

Well-connected dollar trader in Chongjin arrested

A dollar trader in Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province, who is also the wife of a Department 11 agent, was recently arrested after a lengthy...

N. Korea uses “recorded calls” to better track down international callers

North Korea has recently begun to use recorded phone calls to improve efforts to track down international callers, Daily NK has learned. “Signal detection units...

N. Koreans still defecting across the border in Ryanggang Province

Defections across the Sino-North Korean border in Ryanggang Province continue despite the North Korean government’s efforts to shutdown human traffic across the border, Daily...

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...

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