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Date : November 30, 2020
NK authorities transfer border patrol regiment out of Hyesan
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N. Korean authorities transfer border patrol regiment out of Hyesan


The aftermath of the “Hyesan Incident” is having a major impact on the border patrol deployed in the city, along with the city’s residents. The authorities have disbanded a border patrol company connected to the smuggling case and have sent an entire regiment to South Hamgyong Province. Meanwhile, the authorities are expected to conduct a massive transfer of military units on the border to other areas of the country as part of efforts to eliminate smuggling conducted by border patrol officers and local residents. 

A source in Yanggang Province told Daily NK on Thursday that early last week, the chairperson of Yanggang Province’s party committee, the commander of the Storm Corps (11th Corps), along with the commander of unit from the Seventh Corps deployed to the province, sent a proposal to the central government to go ahead with a transfer. “The proposal went straight to the Supreme Leader [Kim] and [Kim] issued the order [to go forward with the transfer] on Nov. 22.” 

According to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the proposal called the recent smuggling case the “Hyesan Incident” and said military personnel and civilians in the border region were working together to encourage all sorts of illegal activity, including smuggling, despite government efforts to enforce disease control measures. It also stated there was a need to transfer military units away from the border to break the chain of collusion before the Eighth Party Congress next year.
The aftermath of the “Hyesan Incident” is having a major impact on the border patrol deployed in the city, along with the city’s residents. The authorities have disbanded a border patrol company connected to the smuggling case and have sent an entire regiment to South Hamgyong Province. Meanwhile, the authorities are expected to conduct a massive transfer of military units on the border to other areas of the country as part of efforts to eliminate smuggling conducted by border patrol officers and local residents. 

A source in Yanggang Province told Daily NK on Thursday that early last week, the chairperson of Yanggang Province’s party committee, the commander of the Storm Corps (11th Corps), along with the commander of unit from the Seventh Corps deployed to the province, sent a proposal to the central government to go ahead with a transfer. “The proposal went straight to the Supreme Leader [Kim] and [Kim] issued the order [to go forward with the transfer] on Nov. 22.” 

According to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the proposal called the recent smuggling case the “Hyesan Incident” and said military personnel and civilians in the border region were working together to encourage all sorts of illegal activity, including smuggling, despite government efforts to enforce disease control measures. It also stated there was a need to transfer military units away from the border to break the chain of collusion before the Eighth Party Congress next year. ......

[Source: Daily NK]


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