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US NewsNorth Korean 'spy' suspected of disguising himself as a Buddhist monk arrested in South Korea

21:30  25 july  2019
21:30  25 july  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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A suspected ‘spy’ working for North Korea ‘disguised as a monk’ has been arrested inSouth Korea.

According to reports, the South Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) and National Police Agency arrested the spy suspect, said to be in his 40s, in June.

The man allegedly entered South Korea at the order of North Korea’s spy agency.

North Korean 'spy' suspected of disguising himself as a Buddhist monk arrested in South Korea © Provided by Oath Inc. FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, a man walks by a gate at Cyber Terror Response Center of National Police Agency in Seoul, South Korea. Some cybersecurity experts say they’ve found striking similarities between the code used in the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment and attacks blamed on North Korea which targeted South Korean companies last year. Sony has not commented on any Korean connection, except to deny a report Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 that it was poised to announce such a link. But three independent researchers told The Associated Press there are intriguing signs of a North Korean link to the attack, even as others warned it’s difficult to make a definitive connection. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

It is unclear where the suspect was arrested, while details of the circumstances of his capture have not been released.

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Although his mission is yet to be uncovered, it is thought he was attempting to infiltrate the south’s Buddhist scene as a monk.

Local media reported how the suspect had entered the country a few years ago.

He is then said to have re-entered South Korea under a fake nationality.

But intelligence committee leader Lee Hye-hoon told reporters before a meeting: “We are not in a situation to brief information on the spy sent by North Korea.”

Authorities said it was the first espionage case in South Korea in nine years.

North Korean 'spy' suspected of disguising himself as a Buddhist monk arrested in South Korea © Provided by Oath Inc. North Korea's surveillance cameras sit on the top of a steel tower to overlook the south, near the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

In other news, it has been claimed Huawei secretly helped build North Korea's mobile phone network.

The construction of the network would potentially be in violation of sanctions aimed at pressuring the regime to stop developing nuclear weapons.

According to documents, Huawei partnered with China's state-owned Panda International Information Technology on projects in North Korea for nearly ten years.

In a statement responding to the report, Huawei said it currently “has no business presence” in the hermit state.

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