The Soprano State is at again:
Pakistani media have reported on the local North Korean embassy’s alleged involvement in smuggling and illegal exchange of foreign currency.
The Karachi-based Daily Sharafat Karachi said local intelligence authorities reported to Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry that some of North Korean’s embassies and legations abroad were involved in smuggling and illegal foreign exchange transactions.
The intelligence report claimed Pyongyang’s embassy and its economy and trade mission conspired with local smugglers to illegally import liquor and other items from various locations including Dubai.
It said containers disguised as diplomatic pouches for the contraband items and that local customs agents were also involved.
The Pakistani foreign minister has called on the Karachi customs and the intelligence agency for a thorough investigation into the matter. [KBS Global]
I sure hope no one is surprised by this because this is business as usual for the North Koreans. If you allow the North Koreans to open an Embassy in your country what do you expect?