SEOUL: 5 North Koreans in a small boat crossed the ocean border into South Korean waters on Saturday, a Coast Guard official stated, in an obvious bid to defect to the South.
The 5 individuals, together with 4 males and one lady, have expressed their want to reside within the South as defectors, the Yonhap information company reported.
“Coast guards guided the boat to security on the japanese port of Mukho,” a South Korean coast guard official informed AFP.
Authorities authorities have been questioning the 5 North Koreans, he added. The incident got here after a North Korean fishing boat with eight individuals on board developed an engine hassle and drifted into South Korean waters off the nation’s japanese coast late final month.
Days later, South Korea repatriated all of the eight, as that they had requested.
Early final month, two individuals out of 4 crew members on one other North Korean fishing boat which drifted to the South refused to return house. They have been allowed resettle within the South.
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