North Korean diplomats regularly flew on Emirates to smuggle gold and cash
The airline was unable to provide a “substantive” response to U.N. inquiries, a Panel of Experts report said
North Korean diplomats in Iran moonlighting as gold and cash smugglers regularly used the Emirates airline to fly between Tehran and Dubai, a recently published United Nations report stated.
The smuggling route – previously described by the U.N. as part of one of the “most lucrative markets for North Korean military-related cooperation” — allegedly involved hundreds of flights over the years between the two capital cities.
Now, a member state has told the U.N’s Panel of Experts on North Korea that at least two DPRK diplomats working on the smuggling route have been using
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