Saw this on Ilbe, check it out and it was legit, from the JoongAng Ilbo.
JoongAng Ilbo 2012.12.13 00:46
$10,000 sensitive item sold for $50 outside Kunsan Airbase.
“I thought it was junk.”
Export Controlled Strategic Level Sensitive Item … Passed off as junk
Mr.* Lee (56) who was responsible for disposal of waste products at Kunsan’s US Air Force Fighter base accidentally discovered a thermo-graphic camera last March.
Mr. Lee secretly sold off the goods to Mr. Cheon, a military surplus goods dealer for 50,000 won.
Mr. Cheon who got the Camera for such a dirt cheap price from Mr. Lee, sold the theremo-graphic camera again to an online seller, Mr. Lee (53) for 10 million won in cash. Mr. Lee after finding out the actual price of the camera was 10 million won put it up on E-bay for $9900 (almost 11,000,000 won).
Therefore, he needed a license when he tried to export the camera as the US military
designated it as a strategic level sensitive item. A spokesmas for the police said “Mr. Lee having thorough knowledge of the inner workings of the US Military unit there
snuck out the camera, he then mistakenly sold it as junk for 50,000 won.”
*Gender Neutral term: Ssi for Mr./Mrs.Ms. Korean and Japanese newspapers use the last name followed by a zero place holder for the first name to maintain anonymity of the subject of reports.
Original Report by Reporter Song Jiyeong
Translated by Kangaji