One Free Korea has the scoop on how North Korea was caught shipping chemical weapons related material to Syria in violation of UN sanctions:
North Korea tried to export ampules of reagents for chemical weapons to Syria in 2009, in violation of the U.N. Security Council resolution banning arms shipments from the country, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
The United Nations plans to launch an investigation into the violation soon, diplomatic sources said, representing a rare probe into the reclusive communist country’s arms trade related to chemical weapons.
The case highlights the close relationship between North Korea and Syria in the development and production of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), diplomatic observers said.
In November 2009, Greek authorities seized a container from a Liberia-registered freighter as it headed toward Syria. Inside the container they found wooden boxes stuffed with several types of ampules believed to be made of glass, each containing liquid or powdered reagents, the sources said.
These reagents are used to identify chemical substances that become airborne after the use of chemical weapons, the sources said. The reagents can be used in chemical weapons attacks and for defending against them, they added.
The Greek authorities also seized about 14,000 anti-chemical weapons suits from the vessel. The suits were the same type as those seized by South Korean authorities in September of the same year, which were determined to be designed for military use as they are extremely airtight, the sources said. [Yomiuri Shimbun]
You can read more at the link plus much more over at One Free Korea.
Considering that the North Koreans were bold enough to help the Syrians build a nuclear reactor in 2007 before the Israelis found out and bombed the facility with no repercussions from the UN; I doubt they are hardly concerned about what the UN is going to do in response to this latest smuggling WMD incident as well.