Shipping agent smuggled arms to North Korea

The largest confiscation of arms to North Korea since the sanctions against the country were implemented in 2006, said a judge in Singapore after a shipping agent was found guilty of aiding illegal arms transport.

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A court has found Singapore-based shipping agent Chinpo Shipping guilty of assisting in the transport of arms to North Korea.

According to the court in Singapore, the company has been an agent for a North Korean company, which operated the ship Chong Chon gang, which was arrested in Panama in 2013 with cargo containing Russian-produced arms. The court characterized the confiscation of the cargo as the largest since the sanctions were implemented against North Korea in 2006 based on the country's nuclear program, write news media Maritime Executive.

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