Vessels in South Korea linked to older North Korean smuggling networks
Two vessels suspected of smuggling on behalf of the DPRK have been in South Korea for months
This story has been updated to include additional information on the status of the D1325
A vessel which Washington suspects is involved in prohibited ship-to-ship transfers has remained in a South Korean port for several months, following Seoul’s seizure of another ship belonging to the same operators.
But NK Pro analysis also indicates the pair of vessels are tied to a previous set of companies and individuals who previously worked with North Korea, helping the DPRK to access South Korean ports and waterways, as reported by NK News in 2014.
If valid, the
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