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Gov`t Report on Seized NK Containers Presented to UNSC

Posted December. 16, 2009 08:41,   


The government has presented to the U.N. Security Council the results of an inspection on containers with cargo allegedly from North Korea seized in September, but the content remains a secret.

The National Intelligence Service and the (South) Korea Coast Guard had seized the containers three months ago in Busan.

A source familiar with Seoul’s diplomatic corps said yesterday, “After investigating the content of the four seized containers, the government presented a report on the inspection to the U.N. Security Council.”

The source declined to say what the containers held when seized, however.

The containers were on the MSC Rachele, a Panama-registered freighter, that left China and arrived at Busan New Port Sept. 22.