Agence France-PresseFebruary 8, 2014 20:46
North Korea paid a fine Saturday for trying to ship undeclared Cuban arms through the Panama Canal, possibly in violation of UN sanctions, authorities said.
After a reduction of the original million-dollar penalty, Pyongyang paid $693,333.10, said canal administrator Jorge Quijano.
"They just paid the fine in cash," he added. "So the ship is free to set sail."