Tankers alleged by Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be the North Korean Chon Ma San and Maldivian-flagged Xin Yuan 18 lying alongside each other 250km off Shanghai on February 24. Photo: Japanese Ministry of Defence

Caught in the act? Japan says photos show North Korea sanction cheats off Shanghai, as Maldives denies role

Photos taken by the Japanese military are said to show oil being transferred from a Maldivian tanker to a North Korean vessel in the East China Sea last week

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Tankers alleged by Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be the North Korean Chon Ma San and Maldivian-flagged Xin Yuan 18 lying alongside each other 250km off Shanghai on February 24. Photo: Japanese Ministry of Defence
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