Australia: Suspected N. Korean 'economic agent' detained

A man named Chan Han Choi, 59, was detained on charges of acting as an agent for North Korea in the Eastwood suburb of Sydney on Saturday, after he allegedly tried to broker illegal exports worth millions of dollars for Pyongyang. Chan has been accused of discussing exchanges for materials used in ballistic missiles. Australian Federal Police reported that the man was charged over two failed... Еще transactions and state that evidence shows he had been in contact with high ranking North Korean officials. Investigations are now underway. Chan is reported to have been living in Australia for more than 30 years and is of Korean descent. He is due to face court on Sunday, where he could face a penalty of up to 18 years in prison. Mandatory credit: Australian Federal Police

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