A stupefying revelation about a pile of fake North Korean banknotes found in South Korea points out a possibility of a role of defector in this scene. The pile of 330-pound of fake notes was discovered in between a bunch of waste newspapers at a Seoul thrift store.
The forged pile of notes were printed in the 5000 North-Korean won denominations and were found in southwestern Seoul.
This unexpected revelation came to light after a man and woman, believed to be in their 40s, gave some recycled material to the store proprietor. As soon as he discovered the fake notes, he immediately notified the authorities.
According to UPI, the South Korean police is investigating the fat stack of forged North Korean notes. Moreover, intelligence agency and military are incorporating their efforts alongside the police.
On one side, authorities are concerned about whether the two of them were North Korean defectors or not. Local authorities are laying investigation to find out possible links. The suspicion is inevitable of the fact that after World War II and the end of the Korean war in between 1950 and 1953, North Koreans were reported to have defected over political, religious and economic reasons.
After the North Korean Famine of 1990’s, many North Korean defectors have decided to abandon their country. They traverse into Jilin and Liaoning provinces in northeast China, maybe due to the fact that China is a close ally of North Korea, before planning to flee to another country.
Well, the latest revelation could be less unsettling than the Pyongyang’s threat to destroy government institutions in Seoul.
North Korea, considered as a house of nukes, has been criticised by South Korea and U.S for carrying out non-judicious weapon testings and threatening the countries.
In March 2015, North Korea warned both the countries to make an offensive nuclear strike over the US-South Korean military exercise.
“If the U.S. and other hostile forces persistently seek their reckless hostile policy towards the DPRK and behave mischievously, the DPRK is fully ready to cope with them with nuclear weapons anytime,” the director of the North Korean Atomic Energy Institute said in a report by CNN.