Taiwan Citizen Faces Extradition Proceedings Over North Korean WMD Machinery Charges

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7/1/2013 2:11 PM
Category: News

Harju County Court is this week holding proceedings in which the US has requested the extradition of a Taiwanese man who allegedly supplied North Korea with machinery that could be used to construct weapons systems, Delfi reported.

The Taiwanese national, Hsien Tai Tsai (67), also known as Alex Tsai, was detained in Tallinn last May, according to an FBI press release. The man's son, Yueh-Hsun Tsai, is also implicated and was arrested the same day in his home in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.

The two men face charges related to proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and could receive up to 45 years in prison and fines of 1.75 million dollars each.

Agents have also been investigating a third Taiwanese associate as well as a network of companies, including US-based manufacturers suspected of supplying North Korea with resources.


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