South Korea: A Dying Business

In his Draconic drive to eliminate corruption from South Korea, austere Strong man General Park Chung Hee has cracked down hardest on the nation's smugglers.

Illicit trade in luxury goods used to be one of the nation's biggest businesses, but in the year since Park took power, hundreds of lesser offenders were sentenced to road gangs, and ten ringleaders went on trial for their lives. Last week, in Seoul's Sodaemun prison, the death sentence against a smuggler was carried out for the first time: the hangman's noose was lowered over South Korea's most wanted criminal, surly, burly Han Pil...

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