SOUTH KOREA: Wild Plot

After lunch last week in the room of a friend in Tokyo's Grand Palace Hotel, Dae Jung Kim, an exiled former leader of the opposition New Democratic Party in South Korea, was accosted in the hallway by five men, pulled into an adjoining room—and has not been seen again. When the room was opened 25 minutes later, the only unusual contents were the cartridge of a .32-cal. German revolver, a half-empty bottle of a chloroform-like anaesthetic, and three knapsacks, one of them large enough to hold an adult. So smooth was Kim's kidnaping—or possibly his murder—that Japanese authorities speculated...

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