THE SPIES FROM THE SEA

SOUTH KOREA DISCOVERS A COLD WAR SUB PLOT AS ARMED INFILTRATORS FROM THE NORTH RAISE HAVOC ON THE COAST

Just after midnight last Wednesday, a taxi chugging along the Kangnung highway on the east coast of South Korea threw its headlights briefly on a group of young men sitting by the roadside. The area is about 75 miles south of the Demilitarized Zone and has more than once been the scene of infiltration by North Korean spies and saboteurs. Taxi driver Lee Jin Gyu noted the short haircuts and similar clothing on the young men and began to wonder about them. After dropping off his passenger, he drove back to the spot. The men had left, but he took a...

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