North Korean garbage balloons: there are indeed traces of human excrement

North Korean garbage balloons: there are indeed traces of human excrement
North Korean garbage balloons: there are indeed traces of human excrement

Parasites from human feces have been found in garbage balloons sent in recent weeks from North Korea to South Korea.

An analysis of the contents of some 70 balloons revealed Monday that they contained soil in which “many parasites, such as roundworms, whipworms and threadworms” were detected, South Korea’s Ministry of Defense said. ‘Unification in a press release.

These parasitic worms likely come from human feces that were used in the soil instead of chemical fertilizers. But there is no risk of land pollution or infectious diseases from the balloons, as the volume of soil sent was relatively small, the ministry reassured. Pieces of used clothing in very poor condition were also found in the balloons.

In recent weeks, Pyongyang has sent more than a thousand balloons weighted with waste such as cigarette butts, toilet paper and animal excrement to its southern neighbor, making this period one of the most difficult in years. between the two countries.

For North Korea, it is a response to the dissemination of propaganda, notably by leaflets or USB keys, against the North Korean regime by South Korean activists.

South Korea announced on June 9 the resumption of its loudspeaker propaganda campaigns along the border, which date back to the Korean War (1950-53). North Korea has also used this practice since the 1960s.

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