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October 19, 1976

THE PRESIDENT'S DAILY BRIEF, OCTOBER 19, 1976

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    The CIA reports that Norway and Denmark have expelled North Korean diplomats for smuggling alcohol and tobacco.
    "The President's Daily Brief, October 19, 1976," October 19, 1976, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, CIA Records Search Tool (CREST), CIA-RDP79T00024A000300020008-1. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/145171
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The President’s Daily Brief

October 19, 1976

[…]

Norway announced yesterday that it is expelling the entire staff of the North Korean embassy in Oslo.

The announced reason for the expulsion is that the North Koreans have been involved in black market sales of liquor and tobacco. Norway apparently does not intend to break diplomatic relations.

Several days ago the Danish government requested that the North Korean ambassador and his staff be withdrawn from Copenhagen because of their involvement in smuggling and selling narcotics, liquor, and cigarettes. Sweden may be the next Scandinavian country to act against the North Koreans; yesterday police in Stockholm arrested three Swedes for receiving illegally imported goods from North Korean embassy personnel.

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