April 05, 2020

U.S. seizes North Korean coal smuggling vessel held in Indonesia
Ship payments were made through the U.S. financial system, according to the Department of Justice
This story has been updated to include additional comment from Joshua Stanton The U.S. on Thursday announced it had seized an impounded North Korean vessel which was used to smuggle DPRK coal and import heavy machinery. The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil forfeiture action against the DPRK-flagged Wise Honest, as payments made to support the ship had been cleared through the U.S.