October 11, 2017
A New Zealand-based aircraft manufacturer pleads guilty to selling spare parts to North Korea.
Pacific Aerospace was first charged earlier this year for violating the decade-old trade ban in what authorities describe as an indirect sale of the parts.
The company’s Chinese joint-venture partner is said to have set-up the initial transaction with Pacific offering to provide both training and tools to the buyers.
The U.N. reportedly caught wind of the sale after one of the company’s aircraft was spotted at a North Korean air show.
The company has yet to comment on the claims, and is now facing a fine up to $71,000.
Since 2006 a total of nine sanctions against North Korea have been put in place in retaliation to their on-going testing of nuclear warheads.