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Singapore deports two S Korea media staff

AFP  |  Singapore 

Two South Korean have been deported after being arrested for illegally entering the North Korean ambassador's residence in Singapore, police said today.

Some 3,000 journalists have descended on for the historic summit between US and North Korean leader Un on Tuesday.

is notorious for the strictness with which it enforces law and order, while South Korean media are known for their persistence.

The pair, two men aged 42 and 45 who both worked for (KBS) News, were held on Thursday and accused of criminal trespass.

They were given a "stern warning" before being expelled on Saturday, police said in a statement soon after North Korean leader Kim landed in the city-state.

Two others with them -- another KBS staffer and an -- were found not to have not committed any offence.

Huge security has been deployed for the summit, with parts of the city-state in virtual lockdown.

Police repeated a warning that journalists who break Singapore's laws will "not be accredited, and thus will not be able to cover, the summit between the of America and the Democratic People's Republic of (North Korea)".

In 2015 a man was shot dead by police when he tried to crash through a security barrier near the Shangri-La Hotel, which had been hosting a security summit attended by then-US

Drugs were subsequently found inside the car and authorities ruled out terrorism.

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 15:35 IST