Czech Intel on N Korea Procurement Networks

Not exactly new, but this 2019 report from the Czech Republic’s Intel Service describes a North Korean procurement scheme:

Another case, which was disclosed in 2019 but took place earlier, illustrates well the use of elaborate re-exportation routes. This time North Korea tried to procure tank and armoured vehicle engines from the Czech Republic. The BIS discovered that North Koreans were trying to re-export the engines through Moldova, where the cargo was re-labelled as fishing boat engines in customs declarations. The cargo was then supposed to be transported to Ukraine, where it would be re-labelled again as power generator engines. The deal was guaranteed by banking institutions form several countries. Based on the BIS intelligence, the re-exportation process was cancelled.

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