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PHL-North Korea Drug Trade & Money Laundering.

Even without an embassy, Manila was still Pyongyang’s third-largest trading partner in 2016 and remains a hub for North Korean methamphetamine, Boydston noted. In 2001 and 2008, Philippine authorities seized large meth shipments, and an international crime syndicate claimed in 2013 to have stashed a ton of the illicit drug on the archipelago state.

“The world should be concerned about these non-proliferation and otherwise criminal behaviors as they relate to the Philippines-DPRK relationship, although in (President Donald) Trump’s call with (Philippine President Rodrigo) Duterte last month, these specific issues weren’t discussed.”

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