Five unnamed Western European security sources say that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his father Kim Jong-il used fraudulently obtained Brazilian passports in order to apply for visas to visit Western countries in the 1990s.
Two women charged with the assassination of Kim Jong-nam plead not guilty in a Malaysian court because they thought it was a TV prank. Kim Jong-nam was the eldest son of deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and the half-brother of current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
South Africa announces it has intercepted a ship carrying North Korean arms destined for central Africa, travelling by way of China, in violation of Security Council Resolution 1874. [http:--online.wsj.com-article-SB10001424052748704479404575087411640791960.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines ("Wall Street Journal")] [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-asia-169703-china-probes-path-of-seized-north-korea-arms ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019