January 25, 2021

Singapore company charged with shipping alcohol to North Korea

SinSMS Pte. Ltd. accused of shipping wine and spirits worth SGD600,000 over four-month period

A Singapore-based company sanctioned last year by the U.S. Treasury was on Thursday charged with facilitating shipments of alcohol worth SGD600,000 ($432,384) to North Korea.

SinSMS Pte. Ltd. -- an affiliate of the China-based Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co. -- stands accused of shipping wine and spirits to the DPRK between October 2016 and January 2017.