American detained in North Korea

Pyongyang, Dec 21 (IANS) A US citizen was detained in North Korea for committing a crime, the official media reported.

Pae Jun-ho had entered Rason city Nov 3 as a tourist, and he admitted to the crime, which was proved by evidence, China Daily quoted the KCNA news agency as saying.

Pae was detained by "a relevant institution" and is facing "legal actions", it said.

Officials of the Swedish embassy, which represents US interests in the country, visited him Friday, according to the report.

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