Park Chae-seo’s incredible story – seen on film by one in 10 South Koreans in the last week – includes his eye-watering tale of meeting dictator Kim with a recording device in his todger
A SOUTH Korean spy hid a miniature recorder up his todger before meeting former North Korean despot Kim Jong-Il, it has been revealed.
Park Chae-seo, who was codenamed Black Venus, was also trained to kill himself with just his own finger if he got caught, he claimed.
He bribed his way into meeting dictator and film fanatic Kim — dad of now-leader Kim Jong-Un — In Pyongyang guest house.
There he was able to record their 30-minute meeting with his hidden willy device.
Speaking of the recording — priceless to his spymasters back in Seoul — Park described Kim's voice as "a bit husky".
In an interview with AFP, he added: "Far from being nervous for fear of being exposed, I felt rather relieved because it meant I had won the North's complete trust."
Park is credited with being the only spy ever to get as close to the leader of the rogue North.
He has unveiled the stranger-than-fiction clandestine operations mounted by South Korea against their Communist enemies in the north in a new book — which has become a Korean blockbuster film.
The Spy Gone North has been an instant bestseller and box office smash hit that has attracted 5million viewers in its opening three weeks in the cinema.
One in ten South Koreans have now seen the movie showing how Park ingeniously conned his way to the heart of the North Korean regime.
He posed as a disenchanted South Korean military officer turned businessman looking to film ads in scenic locations across the 32nd parallel — the heavily guarded border between the warring countries.
From there Park was able to make contacts with influential figures in the all-powerful ruling Socialist party.
He claims to have sold antique ceramics for millions for members of the North's ruling family.
And Park, 64, says he saw North Korean military officials counting wads of cash in bribes paid by Southerners to mount plots against the regime.
He told AFP: "It was extremely stressful living as a spy.
"I might be exposed by the slightest mistake, like a stupid slip of the tongue."
Park told how he was trained to kill himself with just his finger using "some critical points in the body" rather than risk capture by the ruthless regime.
Building his network of contacts in the North, Park once gave the acting head of Pyongyang's spy agency top-quality counterfeit Rolex watches during a visit to Beijing.
But his big break came when he allegedly helped arrange the release of the nephew of Jang Song Thaek from a Chinese prison by helping pay off $160,000 in debts he owed.
Thaek was executed — allegedly mauled by dogs — in 2013 on the orders of Jong-Il's son Kim Jong-Un.
Park was then invited to Pyongyang where he was able to sign a $4million deal between his fake ad company and the North Korean tourism board.
In 1997, he was taken to Paekhwawon Guest House in the city to meet Kim where he held their fabled meeting.
According to Park, the topic of discussion centred around the South's upcoming presidential election.
And sensationally, Park claims Kim told of him a plot by South Korean Conservatives to sway the poll by asking the North to mount a military attack.
Park said: "With my own eyes, I saw the North Koreans counting wads of dollars in their hotel room that they received from the South Koreans".
Park reported the plot to his superiors and it was made public by Liberal candidate Kim Dae-jung — foiling the plan and leading to his narrow victory.
But Park's cover was blown and he was later sacked by the spy agency who found no further use for him.
Park was arrested in Seoul in 2010 and convicted of passing classified information to the North.
He was sentenced to prison where he claims he spent six years in solitary confinement.
But he insists he only gave up low-level intelligence to win Pyongyang's confidence and secure his meeting with Kim Jong-Il.
Park has kept his famous recordings — insisting they are being safely stored "somewhere in a foreign country".
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