July 03, 2022

Italian companies had roles in finishing and shipping Kim Jong Un’s limousines

An “Italian client” and two local companies played role in delivering armored luxury cars to the DPRK, UN says

Two brand-new Mercedes limousines acquired by North Korea in late 2018 were sent by an Italian shipping firm with prior connections to Pyongyang, the 2020 United Nations Panel of Expert (PoE) report released Friday shows.

The new report reveals the involvement of Italian individuals and companies, witting or not, during the early stages of the Mercedes’ procurement in Europe and through their overseas voyage to the DPRK.