A North Korean man who smuggled copies of the hit South Korean Netflix series ‘Squid Game’ was sentenced to death after authorities caught seven high school students watching the show.

According to a report by Radio Free Asia (RFA), the smuggler brought copies of the show into North Korea from China and sold it on USB flash drives.

The student who bought one of these flash drives has received a life sentence, while the others six who were caught watching the show have been sentenced to five years of hard labor. The teachers and the school administrators have been fired and banished to work in remote mines, sources inside North Korea told RFA.

Squid game is a South Korean thriller drama which tells the story of debt-ridden people competing for a huge cash prize in a deadly series of children’s game. The show garnered 111 million views in its first 28 days becoming Netflix’s biggest series launch ever.

After one of the world’s biggest boy bands BTS and Oscar-winning movie Parasite, Squid game is the latest addition in the Korean wave that has built through out the world in the past few years. The immense popularity of South Korean dramas, movies and music has made the country one of the world’s leading exporter of popular culture.

According to RFA, the drama arrived in North Korea despite the government’s best efforts to keep foreign media out. A new law “Elimination of Reactionary Though and Culture” was recently applied to stop the watching, keeping, or distributing of media from capitalist countries, especially South Korea and the US.

The maximum penalty under the law is a death sentence.