December 05, 2023

Taiwan releases North Korea oil smuggling suspect on bail

Taiwanese authorities say local-man "knowingly" sold oil products to North Korea illegally

A Taiwanese court on Friday released a local man called Chen on bail following his arrest for shipping oil products to North Korea at sea, in breach of UN resolutions.

Taiwan's authorities in the city of Kaohsiung launched an inquiry following South Korea's seizure of the Hong Kong-flagged Lighthouse Winmore, an oil tanker which delivered oil products to a North Korean vessel at sea.