July 07, 2009 12:05
Over 500 Chinese-made vehicles suspected of being intended for military use have been shipped into North Korea over the past month. Sources say that over 30 trucks without license plates crossed into the North through the Chinese border city of Dandong on Saturday. Such movement of vehicles is rare as Chinese customs officials do not work during the weekend.
In mid-June over 300 trucks and 50 jeeps were also seen crossing into the North. Observers say around 10 to 20 vehicles were seen moving into the North occasionally but that it is very rare that such large quantities were sent in. They say there is high possibility that these vehicles are for military use because only the military has the money to import such large numbers.
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