Kim Jong Il’s New Business: Gold Farming

What d’ya expect? That $700,000 used to buy Hennessy Cognac has to come from somewhere. Police in South Korea have recently broken up a gold farming operation in Seoul that had alleged ties to North Korean agencies. The group, operating in a complex located in northern China, was estimated to have made more than $6 million in profits on farming gold from NCsoft’s MMO, Lineage.

Police estimate that at least $3 million of those profits have gone directly to North Korea, possibly funding Kim Jong Il’s personal slush fund which has fueled nuclear weapons development, among other things.

North Korea has since denied the allegations and has claimed that Seoul is simply making up conspiracy theories.

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