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cheap Canada Goose North Korean was involved in liquor selling, said a senior police Canada Goose Outlet official in Islamabad who is familiar with the investigation, in reference to Hyon. cheap Canada Goose

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Reuters could not independently verify that Hyon had been selling alcohol.

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has been discussed between the embassy and MOFA (Pakistan ministry of foreign affairs), said the diplomat, who put the phone down before identifying himself. He did not respond to subsequent calls.

Reuters was unable to reach Hyon for comment.

The investigating police officer, Ishtiaq Hussain, said that the housekeeper, Boota Masih, had to his role in the crime and had provided all the details.

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He said he had no doubt that North Koreans were involved in the alcohol smuggling business.

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A police motorcycle belonging to the embassy guard is parked beside the sign on the North Korean cheap Canada Goose embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan November 6, Canada Goose Parka 2017. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

PRESSURE FROM EMBASSIES Some foreign diplomats in Islamabad have long held suspicions that North Korean diplomats in Pakistan are involved in bootlegging.

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canada goose clearance Pakistan has also always denied helping North Korea with its nuclear program. embassy in Islamabad along with South Korean and Japanese counterparts lodged a canada goose clearance sale complaint with Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the size of the North Korean mission in Pakistan, because they wanted to reduce its ability to raise funds for Pyongyang by reselling imported alcohol, according to diplomatic sources in Islamabad and Seoul. canada goose clearance

The Japanese and South Koreans had been making such requests for more than a year, according to a source in Seoul. A Japanese foreign ministry source has denied knowledge of the demarche.

Canada Goose sale The source in Seoul estimates North Korea has 12 14 diplomats in Pakistan, split between Islamabad and Karachi, prompting some diplomats to wonder why Pyongyang needs so many representatives when according to Pakistan central bank data its official trade with Pakistan has ceased since August canada goose outlet new york 2016. Canada Goose sale

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