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Korea’s Most Popular Vacation Island Tainted by Foreign Crimes

Korea’s Most Popular Vacation Island Tainted by Foreign Crimes

JEJU, South korea, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Jeju, Korea’s largest island, has traditionally been recognized for its big three ‘haves’ – women (a higher female population in the past), rocks (basalt from volcanic activity), and wind (being that it’s an island) – and the ‘have-nots’ – panhandlers, burglars, and front gates – a sign [...]

Korea’s Vast Underground Economy Signals Potential Terrorism Financing

Korea’s Vast Underground Economy Signals Potential Terrorism Financing

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent assessment revealed the potential danger of South Korea’s underground economy playing a role in the financing of terrorism.  The issue was brought to light on Thursday by professor Kang Kyoung-hun from Dongguk University during a public hearing into the dangers of money laundering in Korea organized by [...]

Adolescent Crimes in Korea Become More Elaborate, Brutal

Adolescent Crimes in Korea Become More Elaborate, Brutal

GWANGJU, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of crimes committed by Korean adolescents is increasing, and methods are becoming more elaborate and brutal. There are increasing calls for intervention, while some demand government measures to contain such crimes that step beyond the line of teenage aberration.  A high school student, only disclosed as Choi [...]

Korea Appoints First Black Belt Prosecutors

Korea Appoints First Black Belt Prosecutors

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea has appointed its initial ‘first-degree master prosecutors’.  The three prosecutors are being referred to as ‘black belt prosecutors’ for their exceptional expertise in criminal investigations.  The policy to appoint authorized master prosecutors was first implemented in 2013 by the Prosecutor’s Office. Only the best prosecutors from 173 investigative [...]