January 23, 2021

Singaporean at heart of NK Pro investigation jailed for sanctions violations

T Specialist firm also fined $800,000 for its role in sanctions violations, while Wang Zhiguo jailed for a year

A Singaporean national at the center of a sanctions investigation by NK News's sister site NK Pro in 2017 was on Friday jailed for almost three years for illicitly selling more than S$6 million worth of luxury goods to North Korea, Singaporean media have reported.

Investigation by NK Pro throughout July and August 2017 revealed that several companies directed by Ng ‘Leo’ Kheng Wah, now 57, played a role in exporting goods including high-end liquors, designer watches, perfumes, and musical instruments for sale at boutique luxury shops in Pyongyang.