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Friday, August 20, 2010

N.Korea smuggling banned materials: reports

by Staff Writers Seoul (AFP) Aug 19, 2010 North Korea has been smuggling banned materials which could be used for rocket and missile launches, often using forged documents to disguise their destination, local media reported Thursday.
South Korea has secured evidence that materials related to the weapons of mass destruction were exported to the North through China and other countries, Munhwa Ilbo newspaper reported, quoting unnamed government officials.
"North Korea has smuggled commodities related to weapons of mass destruction banned by the international community and luxury goods through detour routes such as China, Japan, Mongolia and Russia," it said.

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