June 02, 2023

Singaporean at heart of NK Pro investigation charged with sanctions violations

OCN (S) Pte Ltd and T Specialist International under scrutiny for luxury goods exports to DPRK

A Singaporean national at the center of an NK Pro investigation last year was on Thursday charged with 161 counts relating to United Nations North Korea luxury goods sanctions, court records show.

Investigation by NK Pro - NK News's sister publication - throughout July and August 2017 revealed that several companies directed by Ng ‘Leo’ Kheng Wah, 55, played a role in exporting goods including high-end liquors, designer watches, perfumes, and musical instruments for sale at boutique luxury shops in Pyongyang.