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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:21 PM

U.S. authorities make first arrest in mysterious raid of North Korea's Embassy in Spain

Source: Washington Post

National Security
U.S. authorities make first arrest in mysterious raid of North Korea’s Embassy in Spain

By John Hudson, National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy.
April 19 at 5:13 PM

U.S. authorities have made the first arrest related to the mysterious raid of North Korea’s Embassy in Spain in which masked assailants tied up staff, stole computers and fled to the United States, according to two people familiar with the matter.

On Thursday, federal authorities arrested Christopher Ahn, a former U.S. Marine and a member of Free Joseon, a group dedicated to the overthrow of North Korea’s Kim Dynasty. He is expected to appear in a federal district court in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.

Separately, federal agents raided the apartment of Adrian Hong, the leader of Free Joseon, said people familiar with the incident, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive law enforcement issue.

A spokesman with the FBI deferred questions on the case to the Justice Department.
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Matt Zapotosky contributed to this report.

John Hudson is a national security reporter at The Washington Post covering the State Department and diplomacy. He has reported from a mix of countries including Ukraine, Pakistan, Malaysia, China, and Georgia. Follow https://twitter.com/John_Hudson

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-authorities-make-first-arrest-in-mysterious-raid-of-north-koreas-embassy-in-spain/2019/04/19/bfee15e2-d984-4600-9b63-14270f9b0bb3_story.html

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:21 PM

1. Anything for a friend...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:49 PM

2. The embassy would be NK's sovereign property/land.

The embassy would be NK's sovereign property/land.

America probably does not have an extradition treaty with NK.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:58 PM

3. Why did USA get involved in this NK/Spain matter?

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:20 PM

4. They came back to the United States. If they planned it here then they can be prosecuted here.

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Response to Opel_Justwax (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:12 AM

5. Thanks! I didn't know the whole story.

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