Mercedes-Benz cars used by North Korea in Trump-Kim Singapore summit may have been obtained illegally: UN report

The UN reported noted that a number of these Mercedes-Benz were observed without licence plates during meetings in Singapore, Beijing and Pyongyang, and were utilised by at least one foreign head of state in North Korea in 2018. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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SINGAPORE - The black Mercedes-Benz limousines used in last year's Trump-Kim summit in Singapore may have been obtained illegally by North Korea, according to a United Nations (UN) panel of experts.

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

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