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Date : September 13, 2021
MSS officer arrested for colluding with remittance broker
   https://www.dailynk.com/english/ministry-social-security-officer-hyesa… [617]
Ministry of Social Security officer in Hyesan arrested for colluding with remittance broker

A Ministry of Social Security agent at Hyesan Station and secretary of a local party cell, Choe received an offer from a Hyesan woman in her 40s identified by her family name of Han in March. In return for bringing some people from the interior to Hyesan, Choe would receive RMB 2,000 a head.

Having a tough time making ends meet with the border sealed and local movement restricted due to COVID-19, Choe took up Han on her offer. Until the time he was arrested, Choe transported locals from South Pyongan Province, South Hamgyong Province, and Chagang Province to Hyesan. 

In particular, Choe made sure the family members of defectors living in South Korea or China arrived safely at the border city of Hyesan. Han played the role of intermediary, contacting defectors and transferring remitted money to their families. ......

[Source: Daily NK]

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