S.Koreans Held Over N.Korea's GPS Jamming Attack

      May 31, 2012 13:48

      Spies in South Korea were involved in North Korea's recent jamming of GPS signals, police said Wednesday. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said it booked or arrested three men on espionage charges of collecting confidential military information to help the North.

      They include a businessman identified only by his surname Lee who was formerly a prisoner of war from North Korea, a Korean-New Zealander identified as Kim, and another man who formerly worked for a defense contractor.

      Export of electronic jamming devices to some countries including the North is banned.

      Lee and Kim, who are engaged in trade activities in Nampo, North Korea and New Zealand, are suspected of attempting to hand over GPS jamming devices and radar systems to Pyongyang at the direction of a North Korean agent.

      Police say they have footage of their meeting with the agent and a statement from Kim saying he received an order from the North.

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