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N. Korea imports US$644 mln worth of luxury goods in 2013: lawmaker

2014/10/07 10:53

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Yonhap) -- North Korea imported US$644 million worth of luxury goods last year despite U.N. sanctions banning the transfer of such goods to the country, a South Korean lawmaker claimed Tuesday, citing Chinese customs data.

Luxury goods, including certain kinds of jewelry, precious stones, yachts, luxury automobiles and racing cars, have been banned from transfer to North Korea under a U.N. Security Council resolution adopted in response to the North's nuclear test in February 2013.