North Korea limos at Singapore summit may be illegal: UN

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's motorcade leaving the Capella Singapore hotel in Sentosa after his meeting with US President Donald Trump last June. The vehicles may have been obtained illegally by North Korea, according to a UN panel of experts.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's motorcade leaving the Capella Singapore hotel in Sentosa after his meeting with US President Donald Trump last June. The vehicles may have been obtained illegally by North Korea, according to a UN panel of experts.ST FILE PHOTO

The black Mercedes-Benz limousines used at last year's Trump-Kim summit in Singapore may have been obtained illegally by North Korea, according to a United Nations panel of experts.

A report released last week by the panel on its investigations into North Korea's breach of UN sanctions also claims that "there may have been a sanction violation" by Singapore in allowing North Korean officials to go on a study trip of its port facilities.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2019, with the headline 'N. Korea limos at S'pore summit may be illegal: UN'. Print Edition | Subscribe