• Kyodo


A used car salesman and an antique dealer were arrested Thursday on suspicion of violating trade sanctions by exporting luxury cars to North Korea.

Hideaki Abe, 54, and Kiyoshi Komatsu, 61, allegedly exported three Mercedes-Benz vehicles and a BMW between May and June 2009 from Kobe to North Korea through Dalian, China, according to the Hyogo Prefectural Police.

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