All posts tagged "smuggling"

  • A North Korean drone (Yonhap)
    Latest way to smuggle items to N. Koreans? Drones

    NEW YORK (AP) — Activists who are determined to give North Koreans a glimpse of the outside world have started using drones to smuggle banned information past the country’s tightly controlled borders. North Korean defector Jung Gwang...

    • Posted December 11, 2015
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  • An investigator displays confiscated drugs at an office of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on Nov. 6. Police said they have arrested three people their 20s suspected of smuggling the drugs in from overseas and selling them near club districts in Seoul. (Yonhap)
    China executes fourth S. Korean drug offender since last year

    SEOUL/BEIJING (Yonhap) — China executed a South Korean national last week for smuggling and trading drugs, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Monday, following Beijing’s execution of three South Korean drug dealers five months earlier. Despite Seoul’s repeated pleas...

    • Posted January 5, 2015
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    Language instructors take up largest portion of drug smuggling increase in S. Korea

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The number of cases of foreigners sneaking drugs into South Korea jumped 34 percent from a year ago with language instructors taking up the largest portion, customs data showed Tuesday. The Incheon Airport Customs...

    • Posted December 16, 2014
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  • (Photo Credit: Peter Franz)
    Illegal circulation of tax-free cigarettes surges in S. Korea

    By Park Si-soo SOUTH KOREA — The illegal circulation of tax-free cigarettes on the domestic market has surged since the announcement of a government plan to raise prices. The Korea Customs Service (KCS) said Tuesday that it...

    • Posted November 11, 2014
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