Kim Jong-Un owes more than £225,000 in congestion charge fees – on just a handful of motors.
The North Korean Axis of Evil dictator has allowed embassy staff in London to disregard the charge, as well as ignoring £7,305 in parking fines.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office figures show the size of the debt that is related to just three cars, but involves almost 2,000 breaches of the charge.
The revelations come in a week of turmoil at the Ealing property after the deception of one of the diplomats.
Ambassador Hyon Hak-bong has been ordered to return to Pyongyang, where he is likely to face punishment for the defection in July of his deputy Thae Yong-ho.
A neighbour who did not want to be named said it wasn’t surprising the embassy was in such debt.
He said: It doesn’t surprise me. They’ve had the same cars on the drive there for years and don’t seem to change them.
The staff who come in and out aren’t exactly covered in bling. We’ve heard they have to have part-time jobs.
They’re a funny lot. Not friendly, but they’re probably worried whose watching them.
Another North Korean defector who fled to the UK Joo-il Kim revealed diplomats were so short of cash they resorted to bargain hunting at car boot sales close to the embassy in Ealing.
One diplomat had a side line buying old children’s dolls, washing them, and selling them on as if they were brand new.
He said: I have seen them at car boot sales before, they use car boot sales to purchase items at discounted prices for their living expenses.
Or they buy items and take them to North Korea either to give away as gifts to their friends and relatives or to sell them at higher prices.
Images of the North Korean embassy in London show the same cars, parked in the same place, behind the same gates – for the past SEVEN years.
The six images, shot randomly by Google Earth between July, 2008, and October, 2015, suggest diplomats working in 73, Gunnersbury Avenue, Ealing don’t get out much, rather like the rest of the nation back home.
The two Mercedes are parked in the same positions on each image. And there appears to have been very little movement down the years.
The detached property which houses the Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has seen a steep rise in value.
It has prompted speculation that dictator Kim John un, desperate for foreign currency to shore up his failing economy, may put it on the market.
It would probably sell for around £1.2m, representing a healthy profit if he wanted to move his staff elsewhere.
The embassy hit the headlines after a local barber offered to do a discount for locals with a Kim poster.
Mo Nabbach, who runs M&M Hair Academy in South Ealing, thought the idea would help drum up business given Jong-un’s distinctive hair style.
But he claims he found himself the victim of a covert monitoring operation carried out by officials from the embassy, which is located less than two miles away.
It came to the attention of officials who visited in 2014 and asked the barber to remove the poster.
It appears to have been a rare sortie out from the embassy, though one of the pictures does suggest they do at least put their bins out.
His excellency Mr Hyon Hak Bong is listed as the ambassador to the UK.
Given his country’s troubled relations with almost every civilized nation on earth, he surely faces one of the toughest jobs in international diplomatic relations.
Last month it was revealed how playing fields behind the embassy have become a magnet for lovers of outdoor sex.
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