17 Jun, 2016 @ 18:19
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Spain’s North Korean ‘ambassador’ arrested for arms trafficking ring operating in southern Spain

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north korea guy1SPAIN’S longtime North Korean ‘ambassador’ has been arrested for arms trafficking.

Alejandro Cao de Benos, an IT consultant from Barcelona who is the only Westerner to work for the reclusive regime, has been picked up by Spanish authorities in Tarragona.

At least nine others were arrested with the 42-year-old, including the head of the alleged arms trafficking gang, which is said to have operated out of Murcia.

Cao de Benos recently labelled DPRK leader Kim Jong Un as ‘humble’ and said North Koreans are the ‘Latinos of Asia’.

Alejandro became intrigued with North Korea when he was growing up, and now visits the repressive regime twice a month as a part of his role.

He claims to receive a warm reception each time he visits.

Inspired to improve North Korea’s international image, Alejandro created the Korean Friendship Association in the year 2000.north korean guy2

It has since amassed official representatives across 28 countries, including Spain, Italy, Norway, Brazil, Germany and Russia.

The allegations he now faces claim he was in posession of three blank-firing pistols modified to shoot real bullets.

However sources say he bought the weapons for his own personal defense from the alleged drug traffickers, one of whom is his room mate.



Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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