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Hong Kong records raise alarm

Investigations link hazy front companies, N. Korea trade

By KELVIN CHAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This article was published March 23, 2018 at 3:17 a.m.

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This Tuesday, March 20, 2018, photo shows an office door in Hong Kong's North Point Asia-Pac Commercial Center that is linked to the Wan Heng 11, a ship suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions. Hong Kong has emerged as a key nexus in North Korea's underground business network after ships and companies named in sanctions blacklists and surveillance reports were found to have ties to the southern Chinese city. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan)

In the dead of night last month, two tanker ships pulled alongside each other in the East China Sea. One was a North Korean vessel, the other was the Belize-flagged Wan Heng 11.

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