On 29 March, the Financial Times published this report, subtitled “Triads, Ghost Ships and Underground Banks”.  It follows the voyage of a tanker to North Korea. Making one of at least 23 trips there, or to its EEZ, since 2019.  This report follows a joint investigation with RUSI, and shows how business leaders in Asia linked to organised crime have helped facilitate the delivery of oil to North Korea; naming the former business partner of one of Asia’s gambling tycoons, and a Macao-based businessman.

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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