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N. Korea engaged in unofficial trade with China to import holiday...

North Korea's Ministry of State Security engaged in unofficial trade, otherwise known as "state-led smuggling," last month to import various food for Victory Day,...

N. Korea arrests members of a gold smuggling ring in Hyesan

The Yanggang Province branch of the Ministry of State Security recently arrested several members of North Korea's wealthy entrepreneurial class, or donju, for smuggling...

N. Korea ratchets up crackdowns on wealthy business people amid concerns...

North Korea authorities continue to bust rich donju (North Korea’s wealthy entrepreneurial class) and security agents in regions along the country’s border with China....

N. Korea sentences official accused of smuggling to 15 years in...

North Korea has sentenced a security official accused of smuggling in the China-North Korea border region to 15 years in a forced labor camp,...

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...

MSS official fired on by border patrol during smuggling operation

A Ministry of State Security agent was recently fired on by border patrol troops as he was trying to smuggle tobacco in Yongchon County,...

Four soldiers executed for taking part in Hyesan Incident

A Daily NK source in Yanggang Province has reported that two border guard officers and two rank-and-file soldiers implicated in the recent smuggling case...

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...

North Korean smuggler shot dead while crossing border

A North Korean smuggler was recently shot dead by the North Korean border patrol in Yanggang Province following an announcement earlier this month that...

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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