Life sentence for border guard political instructor who trafficked people for 3 years due to COVID-19

The border area of ​​Onseong County, North Hamgyong Province, taken in February 2019. /Photo = Daily NK

It is known that a political instructor of the border guard stationed in Onseong County, North Hamgyong Province, who committed human trafficking amid a thorough border blockade for three years of COVID-19, was sentenced to life imprisonment.

A source from North Hamgyong Province told Daily NK on the 26th, “The National Security Agency is sending down materials exposing the blatant conduct of human trafficking by a border guard stationed in Onseong-gun during the corona lockdown on the 20th, and is issuing a stern warning to the border guards.” said.

According to the disclosure data provided by the source, a political instructor of the border patrol in Onseong County was found guilty of trafficking six unmarried women during the border blockade and was fired.

This political adviser said that he would make money, such as ‘I can earn a lot of money in a short period of time and become rich by accident while looking for women to run errands at pharmacies in China because the price of medicine has risen dramatically due to a virulent epidemic (corona)’. He committed an unscrupulous act of enticing women and selling them to Chinese men.

He sold women to Chinese men for 40,000 to 50,000 yuan (approximately 7.4 to 9.3 million won), and shared half of the money with a Chinese human trafficking broker to swell his pockets.

Then, a woman who was handed over to China knew the truth and ran barefoot to a nearby police box, screaming for her to return to North Korea immediately and causing a commotion of self-injury. Eventually, she was handed over to North Korea for interrogation, and the political instructor’s crimes came to light.

The source said, “During the preliminary examination, numerous esoteric (illegal) acts, such as involvement in human trafficking as well as money transfer, were revealed in the political advisor’s preliminary examination, and he was eventually sentenced to life imprisonment and his family was deported to an inland province.” Brokers and soldiers were all caught and are still under investigation.”

At the same time, the source said, “The Ministry of State Security sent down this case as data, pointing out that military officers such as company commanders and political instructors are more blatantly engaging in non-socialist acts, and that ordinary soldiers should not hesitate or sympathize with these actions of their superiors. He added, “We sternly warned that we must immediately notify higher units directly.”

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