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11 N. Korean defectors arrested in China

2014/10/31 14:37

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Yonhap) -- Eleven North Korean defectors were arrested by Chinese police while seeking to cross the border with Myanmar, a source said Friday.

Local police rounded up the defectors -- 10 adults and a seven-year-old child -- at around 3-4 a.m. on the day, shortly before they were to head towards the border in the southern region of Yunnan Province, according to the source.

They were immediately put in custody in a police station there, added the source.

A South Korean foreign ministry official said the government is still trying to determine the exact details of the situation.