Taiwanese trader suspected of selling oil to North Korea

Authorities suspect that a Taiwanese businessman is the mastermind behind oil product transfers to a North Korean tanker.

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A Taiwanese businessman is suspected of orchestrating sales of oil products to North Korea in violation with UN sanctions against the country, reports South China Morning Post.

The public prosecutor in Taiwan finds that businessman Chen Shih-hsien, who was released on bail earlier this week at a local court, is the mastermind behind the transfers of oil cargoes at open sea, in which the tanker Lighthouse Wimore (pictured) transferred 600 tons of oil to a North Korean ship.

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