Police in Japan have raided two firms on suspicion of illegally selling equipment to North Korea that could be used to make biological weapons. The Tokyo companies are suspected of exporting freeze dryers which could cultivate germs used in such weapons. The two unnamed companies were reported to have sent their exports to North Korea via Taiwan. On Monday another company was raided on suspicion of exporting equipment that could be used to make nuclear weapons. The two companies targeted in Friday’s raids allegedly shipped the dryers to North Korea in September 2002. Full Story
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