The Korea Times on 19th August reported that North Korea is raising cash by smuggling tobacco products, including counterfeit cigarettes, according to sources, and the impoverished Kim Jong-un regime even raised the export price for a carton of cigarettes by 10%.  Some North Korean cigarettes are intended for domestic consumption, but most are falsely labelled with fake foreign brands and smuggled to Hong Kong, Macau, and SE Asian countries.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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