N.Korean Leader Gives 160 Luxury Cars to Top Officials

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il reportedly gave some 160 Mercedes-Benz sedans to his high-ranking officials as gifts despite ongoing UN sanctions that ban exports of luxury goods to the communist country.

Radio Free Asia reported that the cars were handed out last Friday in the northern city of Hyesan.

The report said how and when the vehicles were brought into the country and how much they cost is not known.

Arirang News / Aug. 02, 2010 12:33 KST