The National Intelligence Service (NIS) has deported 48 foreigners in the past five years with suspected terrorist ties according to a brief yesterday afternoon to the National Intelligence Committee.
According to the Joongang Ilbo, one of the deported foreigners was a member of Hezbollah who made frequent trips to Korea posing to work for a fertilizer company to purchase ammonium nitrate to smuggle into a third country, and another Indonesian factory worker who joined ISIS after working in Korea and supposedly died in February.
Yesterday, an Indonesion factory worker was arrested in South Chungcheong Province with a hunting knife, a mock M-16 rifle and several Islamic fundamentalist books and promoting the Al Nusra Front, an Islamic State terrorist group.
The NIS also claimed there are 10 Koreans who openly support ISIS on the Internet but are not able to trace them.
The government has raised the terrorism alert level to “caution”, the second highest threat level in the four-tier system.
The Latest Haps
Subway line 1’s new extension from Sinpyeong to Dadae-po is expected to open on April 20th.
The city office is going to create an access road on Gwangan Bridge to help combat traffic congestion in Centum City.
The city of Busan established special countermeasures designed to help prevent large forest fires since spring is about to arrive with an increased likelihood of fires due to dry weather.
A female killer whale and her calf were spotted off the southeastern coast of Korea. The pair were swimming in waters off Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province,
The monthly Ha Ha Hole returns this Friday night and it’s looking for female comics to take center stage.
Psychedelic shoegaze from New Zealand, Moses, will be performing in Busan Friday, March 10, on the Busan leg of their Whareama album release tour.
Around 2,000 people are expected to be involved in Marvel Comics “Black Panther” shooting in Busan.
The nation’s favorite boat festival sets sail for the fourth year.
The Paradise Hotel’s third floor Chinese restaurant ‘Nampoong’ has introduced a new dim sum course meal for spring.
One of Busan’s most legendary watering holes is celebrating its 15th anniversary this Friday night.
Baseball and octopus. They go together, well, like baseball and octopus. But there’s no denying a good bowl of nakji-bokkeum before a big game is a great way to start your night.
Jeju Air will hold a big promotional event with great prices on domestic and international tickets from the 23rd of March through the 5th of April.
Check out this video from the city that shows the top eight spring flower spots in Busan.
The opening ceremony of Gyeongnam’s Jinhae Naval Port Festival, the nation’s largest spring flower festival, is coming up in 10 days.
Drivers will have to pay for their parking at the attached parking area of Sajik Stadium starting from the next month.
The Lotte Giants, will have a special “Lee Dae Ho Cheering Zone” at the opening home game on April 4th and the first weekend home game on April 8th.