North Korean Security Agency – A remittance broker? “Selective arrest of families of North Korean defectors”

The security office of the North Korean border. /Photo = Daily NK

It is shocking that the recent arrest of the family of North Korean defectors was reported by a remittance broker. The news has spread since the beginning of the new year, and tensions are circulating, a source said.

According to Daily NK North Hamgyeong Province sources on the 20th, on the 15th, in Hoeryong-si, a 50-year-old Kim (50-year-old) was arrested by the city security department after being reported by a remittance broker.

At that time, Kim received 6,000 Chinese yuan (about 1.12 million won) through a remittance broker. It was money sent by my daughter in China after deducting the fee. Then, by the time I got home, I was arrested by two security guards in an alley.

Afterwards, cash came out during the search process, but when it came to the source, Kim said that it was the way to get money from her daughter. In response, the security officers imprisoned Kim in the city’s security detention center, saying, ‘We can only find out whether the daughter sent it or the enemies sent it through an investigation.’

In this way, Kim was not only confiscated without a single penny of the money she received from her daughter, but also fell into the status of a suspect in an instant.

There is even a rumor that the Ministry of Security and Security is pressuring Kim to ‘get 50,000 won (about 9.4 million won) of Chinese money if you don’t want to go to the correctional center’. It means ‘take money from your daughter in China by any means’.

The source pointed out, “The security staff, whose money bags have become thin due to the prolonged border blockade, are busy using remittance brokers to extort money bags (North Korean defectors).”

Another problem here is that there are not many remittance brokers who agree with this.

In other words, it is pointed out that the fact that they are cooperating in ‘taking family hostage money’ is a big problem even though they are aware that the majority of North Korean refugee women in China are in poor economic condition.

“Recently, I heard that there are cases where security officers and remittance brokers discuss with each other and choose the target of arrest,” the source said. “He said.

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