Japanese police arrested NK crew amid increasing arrivals of mystery boat

Vastavam web:  Japanese police arrested three crew of a North Korean boat on Saturday for stealing a generator from a hut on an uninhabited island, public broadcaster NHK said, the latest drama amid increasing arrivals of North Korean fishing boats off Japan.The boats, some in distress, some abandoned and some with dead bodies on board, have raised fears about infiltration by spies as tension with North Korea surges over its missile and nuclear programmes. North Korea has test-fired two missiles over Japan, a country it has threatened to destroy.A boat, with 10 crew on board, was found moored at the island, off Hokkaido, last month and several crew said they picked up electronic goods from the hut, according to NHK.
Police arrested three of them for theft and other crew members will be sent to the Immigration Bureau, NHK said.Hokkaido police were not immediately available to comment. A spokesman at the Japan coast guard declined to comment.