Trail Led to Macao as Focus of North Korean Corruption – Donald Greenlees and David Lague

From the New York Times, an update on the laundering of North Korean money in banks:

The investigations, concluded 20 months ago, also produced a money trail that led to the Chinese gambling enclave of Macao, where American investigators concluded that criminals linked to were laundering their earnings.

This effort produced the hard evidence for the United States to place financial sanctions against Banco Delta Asia, a small, family-owned bank in Macao, near Hong Kong. But those sanctions became a major sticking point in international efforts to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. [Full text]



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