South Korea recently uncovered a North Korean plot to obtain South Korean electronic warfare equipment. North Korean agents, operating in China, sought to connect with South Korean business and government officials travelling in China, in order to see who could be bribed to help obtain the desired equipment. As a result of this, South Korea again warned their citizens, especially those working for the government or defense firms, to be careful who they deal with in China.
To emphasize the danger, the government also announced the arrest of a former army officer, only identified as Mr. Lee, who had been handing over military information to the North Koreans for the last seventeen years. In return, the spy had been paid $50,600. Lee was in India, studying political science at the University of Delhi, when he was first approached by North Korean agents in 1992. Lee then made numerous trips overseas, where he met his North Korean contacts, and turned over CDs full of data.