While the North Korean National Security Agency is conducting extensive censorship in Ryanggang Province, it is reported that a resident who sold a Chinese cell phone (cell phone) in Hyesan City was recently arrested.
According to an insider inside Daily NK on the 29th, Choi, a 30-year-old Chinese cell phone salesman, was arrested on the spot in Hyesan City on the 10th by censors of the National Security Agency.
In addition, it is said that the investigation is expanding as the Chinese cell phone sold by Choi was found to have been received by Kim Mo (40s), a member of the city’s security department. The general rule is that it is different.
First of all, Choi worked for several years as a secret intelligence agent with the Hyesan Security Agency’s Bantam. In the process, he is said to have deepened his acquaintance with Bantam and his supervisor, Mr. Kim.
In response, Kim is being accused of illegally selling Chinese cell phones using Choi, an informant.
In fact, in an investigation by the National Security Agency, Choi confessed to receiving 32 Chinese cell phones from Kim from August last year to December of this year before his arrest. It is said that each unit sold for a minimum of 8,000 yuan and a maximum of 20,000 yuan and delivered to Mr. Choi, for a total of 300,000 yuan (about 55.8 million won).
However, Mr. Kim denies all charges, saying that he only used Mr. Choi for craftsmanship and had nothing to do with this case. In addition, in a related investigation, it is said that high-ranking city security officials are also dealing with Mr. Kim in such a way.
This seems to be a judgment based on concerns that if Mr. Kim becomes the subject of an official investigation by the National Security Agency, it may be extended to the entire censorship of the city security department.
The source said, “Mr. Choi is denying all ties to escape responsibility as he is caught under the censorship of the State Security Agency, the highest unit, rather than the Provincial Security Agency.”
“money-hungry security guard, Selling confiscated cell phones…He took the lead in promoting political crime”
In North Korea, since the Corona crisis last year, not only residents but also executives of all judicial and administrative agencies, including the party, administration, security, social safety, and prosecutors, are suffering from financial difficulties.
In particular, in the case of the Yanggang Provincial Security Agency, which is on the border between North Korea and China, as it is not easy to make money due to the border blockade after the Corona crisis, they shout loyalty and hurrah in front of them, but they say that they are busy filling their pocket money when they turn around.
The security guards, who had been collecting a certain amount of income each month by covering North Korean smuggling, used their power to make money by selling Chinese cell phones used by the arrested residents back to the residents when their income decreased due to the border blockade.
This is closely related to the excessive tasks from the top.
First of all, high-ranking executives hand over tasks ranging from thousands to tens of thousands of yuan to sub-units at each state or monthly meeting.
After that, if they can’t do it properly, they say, ‘I can’t do my job properly’.
Therefore, some of the security guards sold the stolen Chinese mobile phones with an informant and set out to pay compensation.
As many Chinese cell phone users were arrested in the sweeping-out that began last year, ordinary merchants could not even afford to buy and sell.
Nevertheless, the source explained that the reason Chinese mobile phones were circulating in the market was because there were people like Mr. Choi, who were protected by the Ministry of Security and Security.
“In the end, it has been revealed that the body of mobile phone distribution in China is the Security Department,” the source said.
On the other hand, opinions are divided on the handling of this case. It is said that the opinion that “the Marshal (Chairman Kim Jong-un) will receive severe punishment because he has a strong will to eradicate corruption” and the opinion that “wouldn’t you close your eyes because you are a member of the family?”
Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.
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