The U.S. Department of Justice has revealed that it was the first time it was involved in money laundering that it had been handed over to a North Korean man.
Although North Korea is strongly opposed, the Justice Department has emphasized that it will continue to steadily implement sanctions against North Korea.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced on the 22nd that it had been handed over to North Korean defendant Mun Jjolmyeon (55) for being involved in money laundering and that he had appeared in court in the capital city of Washington.
Mun is believed to have been handed over from detained Malaysia, and according to the Justice Ministry, this is the first time a North Korean person has been handed over to the United States.
According to the announcement, Mun is said to be an official of the "General Reconnaissance Bureau" in charge of North Korea's covert operations, and remittances were made using a pseudonym bank account from 2013 to 2018 to procure luxury goods for North Korea. It is said that there is a suspicion that he was involved in a transaction of more than 1.5 million dollars and 160 million yen in Japanese yen.
Last week, North Korea declared a break in diplomatic relations with Malaysia, which was allegedly handed over, and accused the United States of "paying a reasonable price."
In the announcement, Assistant Secretary of Justice Demars of the U.S. Department of Justice emphasized that he will continue to steadily implement sanctions on North Korea, saying, "We will utilize U.S. law to protect the people from sanctions escape and security threats." I will.