Colonel in North Korea’s Spy Agency Has Defected to South, Seoul Says

April 11, 2016 8:13 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea — A colonel belonging to North Korea’s spy agency recently defected to South Korea, the South announced on Monday. He is one of the highest-ranking North Korean military officers known to have defected to South Korea in recent decades.

The Defense and Unification Ministries of South Korea would only confirm that a colonel from the North’s General Bureau of Reconnaissance had recently defected, declining to provide further details.

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