Bangladesh expels North Korean diplomat for gold smuggling

March 9, 2015 4:55 PM

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DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh expelled a senior North Korean diplomat on Monday after he was caught smuggling $1.4 million worth of gold, government officials said.

Bangladeshi customs officers found Son Young Nam, the First Secretary of the North Korean Embassy in Dhaka, trying to smuggle 27 kg (60 pounds) of gold into the country on Friday.

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