September 27, 2021

Indonesia has begun repatriating crew of detained North Korean vessel: report

Wise Honest has been held since April 2018, involved in large-scale illicit coal smuggling

The government of Indonesia has begun the process of repatriating the 25 crewmembers of the detained DPRK-flagged Wise Honest ship, a recent sanctions implementation report by the country submitted to the UN revealed.

In a document dated April 2 and uploaded onto the UN 1718 committee website sometime in the past few weeks, the Indonesian government reported the crew of the Wise Honest, detained since last year for sailing under a false identity, would be sent home.