INCHEON, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Police said Thursday they are investigating scores of Kim Jong-il badges found at a hotel near Incheon International Airport, South Korea’s main gateway.
Grand Hyatt Incheon, located right next to the airport, reported to police at around 6:25 a.m. that the coin-sized lapel pins were found in front of the hotel.
All North Koreans except young children are required to wear lapel pins bearing the images of their two late leaders, Kim Il-sung and his son, Kim Jong-il, at all times.
Kim Jong-il, who ruled the reclusive country from 1994 through 2011, is the late father of incumbent leader Kim Jong-un.
Police said they have reported the matter to related agencies, including the country’s intelligence agency and the military, and have launched a joint investigation into the matter.