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A 62-year-old Korean trader was arrested Wednesday for exporting ceramic tiles to North Korea in 2009 and 2010 despite a ban on such trading, police said.

Seong Guang Sun, a permanent Korean resident of Japan who heads KJ Co. in Nagoya, is suspected of exporting ceramic tiles worth ¥4.9 million and some 56,000 chinaware items worth ¥1.2 million from Nagoya port in December 2009 and May 2010 to North Korea through a broker in Dalian, a port city in northeast China.

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