Two North Korean spies were charged in South Korea
Two men were charged by South Korean prosecutors in spying attempt to smuggle used tyres to North Korea, Reuters reports.
According to the allegation, these smuggled tyres with a huge possibility could be used by the military. Men were accused of helping the North Korean secret operative from 2014 to 2015, which would violate the South's National Security Law, The Seoul Central Prosecutors' Office said in a statement dated Friday.
It was also reported that The North Korean agent was from the General Reconnaissance Bureau, which is focused on espionage activities against the South.
The two South Korean men met the North Korean in the Chinese city of Dandong, which borders North Korea, and conspired to smuggle two containers of tyres into the North. The transaction was blocked by Chinese customs officials, prosecutors said.
South Korean prosecutors also claimed that one South Korean was asked to look into the possibility of distributing counterfeit dollars to North Korea.