Two Men And Three Companies Charged For Supplying Prohibited Luxury Items To The Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea
The Police have charged two men, a 58-year-old Singaporean and a 30-year-old North Korean, on 18 October 2018 for supplying prohibited luxury items to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in contravention of the United Nations (Sanctions � DPRK) Regulations 2010. Three companies linked to the 58-year-old, namely, SCN Singapore Pte Ltd (SCN), Laurich International Pte Ltd (Laurich) and Sindok Trading Pte Ltd (Sindok), have also been charged in Court on the same day for supplying prohibited luxury items to the DPRK.
Investigations by the Commercial Affairs Department revealed that the Singaporean is believed to have abetted three companies to supply prohibited luxury items, including precious jewellery and watches with precious metals, to the DPRK on 43 occasions between 27 December 2010 and 18 November 2016, while the North Korean is believed to have abetted two companies to supply similar prohibited luxury items to the DPRK on 14 occasions between 17 September 2014 and 5 January 2017.
The United Nations (Sanctions � DPRK) Regulations 2010 prohibits any person in Singapore or citizen of Singapore outside Singapore to supply, sell or transfer, directly or indirectly, any designated luxury item to any person in the DPRK. These Regulations give effect to sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council on DPRK, to curb the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Singapore takes its obligations under the United Nations Security Council Resolutions seriously and implements them fully and faithfully. We will not hesitate to take action against any individual or entity that breaches our laws and regulations.
Source: Singapore Police Force