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Pacific countries to weed out fake vessels from North Korea

Pacific countries fear that North Korea is using their flags to circumvent international sanctions and are now tackling the problem, after Fiji captured 20 ships sailing falsely under its flag.

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Pacific countries are hunting for vessels sailing under a fake flag in order to hide that they are controlled by the North Korean regime.

The move comes after Fiji identified 20 North Korean freight vessels which illegally relied on the country's flag to circumvent international sanctions against the military dictatorship, reports Reuters.

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