June 05, 2023

Thailand says it deported six illegal North Korean workers ahead of UN deadline

All six working in one North Korean restaurant were arrested and fined before being deported in early December

Six North Korean citizens working illegally in one DPRK-run restaurant in Thailand were arrested last November and deported ahead of a late-December UN-mandated deadline, according to a sanctions implementation report released Wednesday.

Their status as illegal workers was discovered after Thailand conducted inspections on three North Korean restaurants in the country on November 29, the report said.