BD kicks out North Korea diplomat

Dhaka—Bangladesh has kicked out a North Korean diplomat after he was caught smuggling more than one million cigarettes as well as electronics into the country in a shipping container, Dhaka officials said Monday.
Han Son Ik, the first secretary of the North Korean embassy in Dhaka, has been ordered to leave the country after failing to declare the goods worth nearly half a million dollars to customs.
Bangladesh foreign secretary Shahidul Haque confirmed the order had been made to the North Koreans, but declined to give a timetable for his departure. Local media said he had been ordered by leave by Monday. “We have asked North Korea to take him back for violating diplomatic norms,” Haque, Bangladesh´s top foreign bureaucrat, told AFP, declining to give details.

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