Deokcheon City Safety Department raids private greenhouses and steals all products… What happened?

A multi-purpose greenhouse installed on the banks of the Yalu River in Sakju-gun, North Pyongan Province, North Korea. /Photo = Daily NK

It is reported that the Ministry of Safety in Deokcheon City, South Pyongan Province, took all the produce from the greenhouse managed by the individual and arrested all the greenhouse owners.

A source from South Pyongan Province told Daily NK on the 24th, “The Deokcheon City Safety Department’s Economic Inspection Division puts non-socialist labels on 10 privately managed greenhouses in the city, arrests all greenhouse owners, detains them in the safety department, and loads all greenhouse products into the car. This happened,” he said.

A source from the Deokcheon City Safety Department’s Economic Inspection Division said that the owners of the private greenhouses used the national coal produced at the Deokcheon Coal Mine last winter for greenhouse management and started cracking down on this.

In the process of inspecting the Deokcheon Coal Mine, which failed to complete the national plan, the act of selling national coal was revealed, and it is said that the residents were found to have purchased coal by paying the workers involved in the mine to manage the private greenhouse.

The source said, “In the end, 10 private greenhouses in Deokcheon City were targeted by the Ministry of Safety’s Economic Inspection Division. The workers rushed in, robbed them, loaded them into three cars and fled, and in addition, all the greenhouse owners were put in a detention center of the city safety department,” he explained.

According to the source, the city’s safety ministry told the captured private greenhouse owners, ‘In a difficult and difficult time, when the state failed to meet the national plan, they cooperated with corrupt coal miners who systematically stole coal and used their money pockets to buy coal and manage private greenhouses. Doing something is like a crime.”

It is reported that the owners of private greenhouses protested, saying, ‘All the residents of Deokcheon City are buying and using coal from the Deokcheon Coal Mine, so why are they suddenly catching only us?’

Among the owners of private greenhouses who protested fiercely, there were honorary soldiers (disabled soldiers). He is said to have pointed out that if he has sinned, he should be punished sweetly.

However, the source said, “According to what the detained greenhouse owner’s family found out internally by the city safety department, this was done because of the city’s instructions, and the city bought coal from the Deokcheon Coal Mine to provide food to some quarantined households in the city, which became difficult due to emergency quarantine. He said, “I stole all the products of the greenhouse under the pretext that it was.”

The city safety department, which had been a strong issue in the front, also said to the families of the greenhouse owners who were caught behind them, ‘Please bear with me a little bit even if it’s embarrassing. Having collected all the vegetables, it is the same as preventing sins. I will be detained for only 15 days and then released, so don’t worry.”

The source said, “Families are carrying meals every day for the captured greenhouse owners.

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