Looks like controversial North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il won't be getting his hands on a pair of Italian yachts. Italy's Libero-News is reporting that two luxury yachts worth about 13 million were impounded by Italian polic
e in Viareggio. The yachts were headed to China but were confiscated in a sting operation with the appropriate name of Operation Flybridge. An Austrian businessman had paid cash to build the yachts and then the title was transferred to a Chinese company. The police were able to trace the bank accounts to Kim.
Luxury goods have been prohibited from being imported into North Korea since 2006 but that hasn't stopped Kim Jong-Il from getting his hands on various items through similar circuitous methods. The yachts in question will be put up for auction and the money that has been paid for them has been frozen.