So, lately, North Korean defectors have been getting a spree of calls from their family members in North Korea, asking them to to send some remittance money back North, but instead of being used for daily expenses, it’s being used to buy their way out of prison with a pardon. Must be calling landlines, because North Korea’s supposedly been blocking cell phone signals across the DPRK-Chinese border, and supposedly even busting people for having Chinese cell phones along the border, in an effort to crackdown on smuggling.
In the US, we can’t blame deadzones due to North Koreans blocking our cell signals. -_-, But then of course, I don’t get thrown into prison for having a Chinese cell phone. I guess you win some, lose some.