The Trump administration says it has seized a N. Korean cargo ship that U.S. officials say was used to transport coal in violation of international sanctions.
Justice announced the seizure of the Wise Honest. The ship was detained by Indonesia last month with 24 crew members on board.
It came hours after North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles in its second weapons launch in five days.
The two projectiles were launched from a base in North Korea's north-west and aimed toward the east, Seoul defense officials said.
Experts said there was 'no doubt' that the weapons, which are said to have flown around 260 miles and 167 miles respectively, were missiles. The decades-old Sino-ri operational missile base, 45 miles north-west of Pyongyang, is one of North Korea's longest-running missile facilities