US REWARDS OF UP TO $5 MILLION FOR INFORMATION THAT LEADS TO THE DISRUPTION OF FINANCIAL MECHANISMS OF PERSONS ENGAGED IN CERTAIN ACTIVITIES THAT SUPPORT NORTH KOREA

The US State Department has launched this programme, with its own dedicated website.  The State Rewards for Justice (RFJ) programme offers rewards of up to $5 million for information that leads to the disruption of financial mechanisms of persons engaged in certain activities that support North Korea, including money laundering, exportation of luxury goods to North Korea, specified cyber-activity and actions that support WMD proliferation.  It says it is looking for information on such things as

  1. the export from North Korea of military-related weapons and other items to any entity or individual;
  2. those who seek to undermine cybersecurity, including of financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges around the world;
  3. ship-to-ship transfers of coal originating in North Korea or crude oil or petroleum products being shipped to North Korea;
  4. North Korean nationals who are sent outside of North Korea to work to generate money for the North Korean government;
  5. money laundering to support the Government of North Korea;
  6. narcotics trafficking, counterfeiting of goods or currency, and bulk cash smuggling;
  7. any shipment or transfer of luxury items to the DPRK, which could include luxury automobiles, designer clothing, jewellery, alcohol, tobacco, perfume, or other similar items likely destined for regime elites; and
  8. serious human rights abuses by the Government of North Korea.

https://dprkrewards.com

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KoIvM842y

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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