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September 02, 2014, 12:35:42 AM
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The North Korean authorities have mobilized an inspection task force of State Political Security Department (SSD) forces to border districts in an effort to curtail remittance flows from South Korea. The effort aims to stamp out threats these activities pose from longing for life in the South evoked among residents.

A source in North Hamgyong Province reported to Daily NK on August 28th, “The task force started two weeks ago in the Hoeryong and Musan regions of Hamgyung Province. The primary goal is to stem the flow of money coming in from the South.”

It is not a recent development for defectors who reside in South Korea to send money to remaining family members in North Korea, however, the specific formation of a task force portends the gravity of the situation. Anyone caught receiving remittances from South Korea, or placing outside calls, will be charged with “anti-state crimes” and punished severely. There is testimony perpetrators will be sent to a reeducation camp for a minimum of one year to await official sentencing.


More...http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=12256&cataId=nk01500

You'd think having more money coming in from the South would actually make lives easier to live for more DPRKers.
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