April 16, 2024

N. Korean black markets now extend to drug trade: Report

That North Korea has black markets, which sprang up during famine of the 1990s and which continue to help supply the needs of the populace, is well-known.

Less-known, perhaps, is how this informal economy now extends to illicit activities the Pyongyang regime once monopolized, such as drug trafficking. A recently released report, published by the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, highlights this development.

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