N. Korean diplomat ordered out of Bangladesh for smuggling gold

March 9, 2015 4:07 PM

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DHAKA, Bangladesh – Bangladesh's government has ordered a North Korean diplomat to leave the country after discovering $1.4 million of unauthorized gold in his bag when he arrived at Dhaka's airport, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

The ministry summoned North Korean Ambassador Ri Song Hyon on Monday and gave him a 72-hour deadline to send the diplomat, Son Young Nam, back home, the official said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

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