Singapore firms continued shipping luxury products to North Korea, despite telling UN otherwise

While the two Singapore-registered firms initially denied any knowledge of how their products ended up in North Korea, they have since admitted that they were aware of the shipments' destination after all.
While the two Singapore-registered firms initially denied any knowledge of how their products ended up in North Korea, they have since admitted that they were aware of the shipments' destination after all.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Two Singapore-registered firms continued to supply luxury products to North Korea, despite declaring they had stopped, according to a United Nations (UN) report. The two firms were identified in the 378-page report released last week as OCN (Singapore) and T Specialist International.

While they initially denied any knowledge of how their products ended up in North Korea, they have since admitted that they were aware of the shipments' destination after all, according to the new report.

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