Seized North Korea ship case should conclude by November | NK News
July 24, 2024

Seized North Korea ship case should conclude by November

Custody of North Korean vessel and crew has incurred "heavy expenditures" to Panama

Investigations related to a seized North Korean vessel should be finished by November, Panama's Attorney General Ana Belfon was quoted as saying to local media on Tuesday.

Belfon told La Prensa that Panama's custody of 35 North Korean crew members and North Korea's largest cargo vessel, the Chong Chon Gang, had incurred "heavy expenditures" to the state, and that the crew had been practically "abandoned" by Pyongyang since being caught attempting to ship weapons through Panama in July.

Become a member for less
than $5.75 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.