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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,...

N. Korea installs new fencing on Sino-North Korean border

Daily NK has obtained video footage showing North Korean soldiers putting up new fencing near Hyesan recently amid the country’s efforts to strengthen control...

Central Committee “letter of appeal” targets gold smuggling on border

A “letter of appeal” recently distributed by North Korea’s Central Committee has called on officials in the Sino-North Korean border region to be more...

Gold smuggler arrested on Sino-North Korean border

A North Korean smuggler attempting to move more than 50 kilograms of gold into China was recently arrested near the border along with two...

N. Korea increases number of guard posts in Hyesan

North Korea has added at least five new guard posts in Hyesan as part of broader efforts to crackdown on smuggling and the "leakage"...

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