SINGAPORE, Singapore Police Force (SPF) have charged two men, a 58-year-old Singaporean and a 30-year-old North Korean today for supplying prohibited luxury items to North Korea in contravention of the United Nations (Sanctions � North Korea) 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), were also in court on the same day for supplying prohibited luxury items to the country, SPF said in a statement posted on its website.

The statement said 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 North Korea on 43 occasions between Dec 27, 2010 and Nov 18, 2016.

The North Korean meanwhile is believed to have abetted two companies to supply similar prohibited luxury items to the country on 14 occasions between Sept 17, 2014 and Jan 5, 2017, it said.

The 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 North Korea.

These Regulations give effect to sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council on North Korea, 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, the statement said.

We will not hesitate to take action against any individual or entity that breaches our laws and regulations.

Source: NAM News Network