EXCLUSIVE: How British tourists buying counterfeit handbags in Dubai are funding Kim Jong-un’s nuclear missile program
British tourists have been warned against buying counterfeit luxury goods in Dubai because they could be funding North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and his nuclear missile program.
Experts say many of the fake handbags, purses and Rolex watches on sale in ‘secret shops’ in Dubai are believed to be have been counterfeited in North Korea.
The industry is worth millions of pounds and brings in desperately needed hard currency for the Pyongyang regime.
The UN Security Council has begun drawing up even tighter sanctions after North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest missile test last week.
South Korea accused Kim Jong-un of ‘maniacal recklessness’ and the North Korean ambassador to London was called to the Foreign Office to be told how seriously Britain viewed the test as a breach of the non-proliferation treaty.