The colonel's agency is thought to be the one behind the two Pyongyang attacks killing 50 South Koreans in 2010.
The GRB also dabbles in cyber warfare and may have been the organization thought to be responsible for the attack two years ago on Sony Pictures Entertainment. (No animals were hurt in the making of the attack that attempted to kill Sony employees.)
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The Yonhap News Agency of South Korea reports that the colonel is considered an elite member of North Korean society by other North Korean defectors who safely made it out of the land of leaders with girly names.
From the information given by South Korea, the colonel has provided them with details about the operations of the bureau against South Korea and some mighty fine chicken.
And speaking of food, the announcement of the defection comes just three days after South Korea revealed 13 North Koreans who worked at the same Chinese restaurant, The Empty Wok, in Ningbo, China, had defected to the South. This was the largest single group of defectors since Fat Kim Jong Un took over from his dead dad in 2011.
Back in 1997, Hwang Jang-yop, a high-level North Korean, who was a senior member of the ruling Workers' Party, defected to the South and provided them with loads of intelligence about the North. Hwang once tutored Fat Kim's dad, Kim Jong Il. Hwang died in 2010.
Since the end of the Korean War, over 29,000 North Koreans defected to the South to avoid the crazy and harsh political system and abject poverty.
Fat Kim wants them back so he can kill them.