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US Seizes North Korea Freighter Accused of Violating Sanctions

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Thu, 09 May 2019 18:12 GMT

The United States announced the seizure of a North Korean cargo ship on Thursday May 9th, saying it had violated international sanctions by exporting coal and importing machinery, AFP reported.  

"Our office uncovered North Korea's scheme to export tons of high-grade coal to foreign buyers by concealing the origin of their ship, the Wise Honest," US attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement.

"This scheme not only allowed North Korea to evade sanctions, but the Wise Honest was also used to import heavy machinery to North Korea," Berman said.


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