N.Korean Diplomats Face Trial for Cigarette Smuggling

      December 16, 2009 11:08

      Two North Korean diplomats arrested for cigarette smuggling in Sweden are to go on trial, Voice of America reported Tuesday.

      Swedish prosecutors said Kang Son-hiui and Pak Ung-sik will be arraigned on Wednesday, a Swedish customs spokesperson told VOA.

      The two, who have diplomatic status in Russia, were arrested by Swedish customs officers while trying to smuggle 230,000 Russian cigarettes into the Nordic country after they left Helsinki, Finland on Nov. 18.

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