UN: North Korea Spy Agency Runs Arms Operation Out of Malaysia

A front company in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia run by North Korean spy agents sells battlefield radio equipment, violating United Nations sanctions, according to a new report submitted to the Security Council. The company, called Glocom, allegedly has an office behind an unmarked door in Little India, Reuters reports. Two companies allegedly controlled by shareholders from North Korea registered Glocom’s website in 2009. The site, before it was taken down in 2016, allegedly advertised more than 30 radio systems for “military and paramilitary” organizations. The report claims that the 2009 UN sanctions are not sufficiently implemented and that North Korea is using “evasion techniques that are increasing in scale, scope and sophistication.”