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Storm Corps. It is a special forces unit of North Korea that is good at mountain warfare, night battle, rear disturbance, etc., which is also known as the 11th corps of the Korean People's Army.
Last month, a soldier was dispatched to the border areas of North Hamgyong Province and Ryanggang Province, but it is believed that the purpose is to strengthen border security as a countermeasure against the new coronavirus and
to monitor the working conditions of the border guard. A soldier with such a storm corps temporarily defected for criminal purposes. The US government-affiliated Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported. A soldier from the Storm Corps, who was sent to Ryanggang to guard the border,
suddenly disappeared during the night's working hours, according to a military official who demanded anonymity. A few hours later, he was found by a border guard when he returned, was arrested, and was handed over to the military security department (secret police).
A physical examination after the arrest revealed that he had 500 yuan in cash (€61.75 / $73.16) and two cartons of Chinese Changbaishan brand cigarettes. During interrogation, the soldier confessed that he had secretly crossed the border into China for robbery.
Sources have not mentioned motives, such as whether they were hungry due to lack of supply, or whether they could not suppress their curiosity and creativity when they first saw China, which is far richer than North Korea.
In the past, the Chinese side of the China-North Korea border area had a series of violent crimes by North Korean defectors. In December 2014, a North Korean soldier broke into a private house in a village in Helong City, Jilin Province, killing four people,
robbing them of money and running away. In April 2015, a North Korean soldier committed a murder-robbery in the same city of Helong. Even if they aren't robbed, they come to a cafeteria along the river to ask for food, beer, and cigarettes.
If you refuse, you will be harassed, so the owner of the cafeteria responded. Residents of Ryanggang say that crossing the border of a river width less than a kilometer for specially trained soldiers is just before breakfast, and if the local circumstances and
geography become brighter, more soldiers will defect. The case was reported centrally through the Ministry of State Security. Soldiers were to be quarantined for 60 days, regardless of whether they were infected with the new coronavirus,
according to instructions from the Central Epidemic Prevention Command in Northkorea. After the quarantine period is over, severe punishment will be imposed, including the commander of the unit.
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