Business or pleasure? A N. Korean-Cambodian arrested in Hawaii
Incident reveals abuse of passports of convenience, details about illicit N. Korean networks in Hong Kong.
A North Korean using a Cambodian passport was arrested last month in Hawaii after attempting to purchase U.S.-made controlled military goods from a federal agent and export them to China. The indictment tells some of the unusual tale. In April 2015, Kim Song Il posted an ad on a business-to-business website requesting three PVS-7 night vision goggles, which are standard-issue for U.S. ground forces, as well as three PVS-14 goggles, used by U.S. Special Forces. Under the International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR), both items are prohibited from being exported to certain countries of concern, including
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