Duc, sequere, aut de via decede!

Yalu River invaded from the South … by DPRK gangs

September 3rd, 2011 . by Errol

Amid increasing economic difficulties and several brutal public executions, the anti-regime mood in the city (of Hyesan just across the border from Changbai, China) is growing.

Drugs are also widely available, according to defectors, and are a main reason the city has once again become a major escape route.

“Senior officials and soldiers in Hyesan are bent on making big money by escorting defectors across the (Yalu River) and selling North Korean drugs in China,” another defector said.

As Changbai is a (semi) autonomous Korean (language) county in Jilin Province, China, it is much easier for North Korean gangs to do business with Chinese Korean gangs than in Chinese counties where Korean language speakers are thin on the ground. No pun intended.

Border City Becomes Center of Unrest in N.Korea

The Chosun Ilbo, September 3, 2011

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