April 24, 2024

North Korean man used companies in SE Asia to illicitly import brandy: Report

UN Panel of Experts recommends blacklisting Nam Chol Ung, alleging he owns resorts and restaurants that support regime

A North Korean national has used a network of companies in Thailand and Laos to illicitly import brandy and other goods for the regime and access the international financial system in violation of U.N. sanctions, according to a new U.N. Panel of Experts report.

The panel overseeing the DPRK sanctions regime recommended the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) designate the 55-year-old North Korean national Nam Chol Ung over his activities, though division on the UNSC has impeded new sanctions for years.

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