One of North Korea’s dirtiest businesses may be back amid border lockdown
Ships loaded with coal on the Taedong River could signal a rebound in illicit coal exports, says U.N. member state
Nearly 30 coal-laden ships were anchored on the Taedong River about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Pyongyang in April this year, according to a forthcoming U.N. report, possibly indicating the large-scale export of illicit coal from North Korea.
High-resolution satellite imagery from April contained in a draft of the upcoming Panel of Experts (PoE) report seen by NK Pro shows a flotilla of 32 cargo ships anchored off the Taean district of Nampho.
All but three or four were filled to the brim with illegal anthracite coal, according to the PoE report.
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