North Korea to expel US citizen who 'illegally entered' country'
North Korea has decided to expel a US citizen who illegally entered the country on October-16, Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said today. The man, identified as Lawrence Bruce Byron, came to North Korea from China and has been in custody since. "While being questioned, he said he illegally entered the country under the command of the US Central Intelligence Agency," KCNA said.
Earlier, a man with same name was arrested in S-Korea
A man with the same name was arrested in South Korea while trying to sneak over the inter-Korean border in November last year. Byron, who is in his late 50s and from Louisiana, was later deported back to the US. Media reports said he told South Korean officials he sought to facilitate North Korea-US talks, although he is a private citizen.