Execs indicted for N. Korea exports

Two executives from small trading houses in Nagoya and Tokyo were indicted Wednesday for allegedly violating government trade sanctions by exporting used personal computers to North Korea.

Lee Mun Ryang, 61, in Nagoya, and Kaoru Morino, 44, in Tokyo, allegedly exported used PCs and other items worth ¥8.2 million to North Korea in June and December 2010, the Osaka District Public Prosecutor’s Office said.

The exported goods are believed to have been delivered to the Korea Computer Center, a governmental information technology research center set up by the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

Both Lee and Morino were quoted by prosecutors as saying they knew the goods would be delivered to the KCC.