March 04, 2021

‘Presumed North Korean’ caught by South Korean military at inter-Korean border

The man was caught Tuesday morning and a probe is currently underway, Joint Chiefs of Staff says

A “presumed North Korean man” was found by the South Korean military near the East Sea side of the inter-Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Tuesday morning, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

The man was detected on military CCTV at around 4:20 a.m. moving North-to-South and was taken into custody by the ROK military around 7:20 a.m. An investigation is underway on whether or not the man crossed to defect, messages from the JCS to reporters stated.