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An unknown person crosses the border from the south to the Democratic People s Republic of Korea in a rare asylum

Thousands of people have been smuggling into South Korea for years, but crossing the border with North Korea is rare and can be fatal if caught.

The majority of North Koreans who escape usually go to China first, before heading south via another country. (AFP)

An unidentified person entered North Korea from the south on New Year’s Day. This is a rare violation of a highly fortified border between neighbors.

South Korea’s co-staff said the person was found on Saturday at 9:20 pm local time (1220GMT) by a demilitarized zone surveillance device that divides the Korean Peninsula.

Due to North Korea’s many years of oppression and poverty, more than 30,000 people have fled to the South in the decades since the Korean War, but crossing in the opposite direction is extremely rare.

It triggered a military search, but it didn’t help.

“It was confirmed that the person crossed the military demarcation line and headed north,” he added.

A JCS official told reporters that the person had not yet been identified, adding that South Korean officials sent a message to North Korea on Sunday regarding the incident.

No anomalous activity by North Korean troops has been detected, he said.

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Dangerous movement

In 2020, North Korean troops shot and burned the bodies of South Korean fishery officials who said North Korean troops had illegally crossed maritime boundaries.

In the same year, the North Koreans who went into exile to the south three years ago sneaked back across a highly fortified border.

His crossroads urged North Korean authorities to blockade the border city of Keson for fear that he may have been infected with the coronavirus.

There are many land mines, and only a few dared to cross the DMZ, which has a strong military presence on both sides.

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