17 Jul '17, 8am

Singapore company linked to N. Korea luxury goods trade: investigation

Singapore company linked to N. Korea luxury goods trade: investigation

A Singapore-based company named OCN (S) Pte Ltd has reported links to North Korea’s Office 39 and is said to be involved in the import of sanctioned luxury goods to the country, an investigation by NK News’s partner site NK Pro showed on Monday. “This service is only for royal class people,” a former North Korean Ministry of State Security official with knowledge of the issue told NK Pro. “North Korea doesn’t care if commoners get problems. But if someone exposes it, and the royal class can’t import, then that’s a problem.” OCN-linked stores in Pyongyang – Location data: Curtis Melvin | Picture: Google Earth In what are reportedly known by locals as the “Singapore Shops,” photos exclusively obtained by NK Pro reveal imported items ranging from Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Burberry, and Montblanc, as well as Japanese brands like Sony, Panasonic, Yamaha, Seiko, and Pokka, for sale....

Full article: https://www.nknews.org/2017/07/singapore-company-linked-t...

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