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OFF TOPIC - North Korean Spy Arrested in Japan
I thought that list members might be interested in a email I just received
from the Korea Watch List concerning the arrest of a North Korean spy in
Japan. The list, which is run by a friend Charles Tustison, deals with
current issues concerning Korea. Here's the message,
Korea Watch Quick News - http://www.koreawatch.org
North Korean spy master caught in Japan- reports
The agent, named Kang Song-Hwi, managed to convert an executive of a major
South Korean conglomerate into his operative but he died in 1996, Jiji Press
news agency said.
Kobe man says he was a spy for Pyongyang for 20 years
But from 1970 to 1989, Cho said, he was known in North Korean intelligence
circles as "Blacksnake," a trusted secret agent who provided his bosses with
everything from French cognac and perfume to maps of the Sea of Japan coast.
In addition, Blacksnake was a contact for North Korean agents who slipped
into Japan, a man who would provide money and cover.
Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.
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