Singaporean breached North Korea sanctions with bulk exports of Pokka coffee
Pokka Singapore denies connection with recently jailed Lim “William” Cheng Hwee and SINSMS freight-forwarding company
A Singaporean man jailed in December for illegally supplying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of sanctioned goods to North Korea also sent two large orders of Pokka milk coffee there, charge sheets seen by NK Pro show.
Lim “William” Cheng Hwee, 49, was jailed on Dec. 11 for exporting almost half a million dollars of luxury-class goods to North Korea through his SINSMS freight-forwarding company, in spite of Singapore’s United Nations Regulations Act of 2010.
But court documents obtained by NK Pro show he was also charged with overseeing two July 2018-dated exports of “Pokka Premium
- 01Timeline: From North Korea’s ‘military action plan’ to missiles and summits
- 02State media review: North Korea slams South Korea for joining NATO summit
- 03Why US sanctions on North Korea’s main airport would do more harm than good
- 04North Korean studio secretly animated US-backed Russian film
- 05Japan dangerously out of step on North Korea as it flirts with rearmament
- 06State media review: Pro-DPRK media says tensions may cause ‘unpredictable event’
- 07North Korea’s largest-ever banknote signals changes underfoot in monetary system
- 08North Korea careens from floods to drought, straining an already fragile system