North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his father, the late Kim Jong-il, used Brazilian passports to obtain visas from Western nations and travel outside the Asian country in the 1990s, according to the report, Reuters.
Sources belonging to the security services of the European Union (EU) confirmed to Reuters that the identity documents were obtained illegally to request visas to Western countries in the 90s.
The passports, the reproductions of which were disseminated by the British agency, show the photographs of Kim Jong-un and the late Kim Jong-il, detailing that both were born in Sao Paulo, a city located in southeastern Brazil.
“They used these Brazilian passports, which clearly show the photographs of Kim Jong-un and Kim Jong-il, to try to obtain visas from foreign embassies,” added a senior source of the European security services, on condition of anonymity. to Reuters.
This news revelation has caused the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to open proceedings to clarify the facts as it is a serious crime, the document says:
“They used these Brazilian passports, which clearly show the photographs of Kim Jong-un and Kim Jong-il, to try to obtain visas from foreign embassies, “adds a senior source of the European security services, on condition of anonymity.” Reuters
According to the text, Kim Jong-un traveled under the alias of Josef Pwag, who was born in Sao Paulo in 1983, and his father, Kim Jong-il, apparently used the name of Ijong Tchoi.
“This shows the desire to travel of the Kim family and points out their attempts to build a possible escape route,” said the source consulted, who also added that the passports could have been used to travel to Brazil, Japan and Hong Kong (China).
It was known that Kim Jong-un’s family had used fraudulently obtained documents, but there was no proof of those passports so far, the report adds.