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British cigarettes generate cash for DPRK

North Korea resells British cigarettes – BAT State Express 555s – to generate hard cash:


BAT sold the so-called “NK555s”, made and packaged in Singapore for the US market, to a Singaporean distributor for shipment to Nampo … However at least 15,000 cases worth $6.3m rebounded out of Nampo to ports in Vietnam and the Phillippines, to go to other markets where they commanded a higher price.

Source: FT #

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