Illegal smuggling of drugs, firearms on the rise


More firearms and drugs are illegally entering the country than ever before, a consequence of Koreans having increased access to the goods online, a lawmaker said Monday.


From the beginning of the year to August, 246 firearms-related products - including conventional guns, stun guns, gas guns and parts - have been smuggled into the country, already 36.6 percent higher than the 180 total trafficked in last year, based on data obtained from the Korea Customs Service by Park Myung-jae, a lawmaker from the ruling Saenuri Party.


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