July 01, 2022

North Korean police threaten death penalty for fake drug, alcohol trafficking

Officials must not "receive money and goods" from citizens engaged in criminal activities, poster stresses

A recent warning posted publicly in North Korea earlier in the year warned citizens of "strict punishment" up to and including execution for engaging in the trafficking of counterfeit medicine and alcohol, a photo obtained by NK News this week revealed.

The sign -- spotted at two locations in-country -- was produced and distributed by the Ministry of People's Security (MPS), North Korea's top law enforcement body, and is dated June 11, 2019.