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Official: 6 South Korean returnees sneaked to North Korea hoping for better lives
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, October 27, 2013 11:48 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea
An official says six South Koreans recently repatriated home from North Korea had sneaked into the North in search of better lives but ended up detained for up to 45 months for illegal entry.
A South Korean security official said Monday the men told investigators they entered North Korea from China between 2009 and 2012 after suffering business failures and family troubles or engaging in pro-North Korea activities in South Korea.
One of the men told investigators that he killed his wife while in North Korea.
The official requested anonymity because an investigation was under way.