A woman suspected of assassinating Kim-Jong-un’s half-brother has been arrested at the airport where the ‘poisoning’ happened.
He was at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on Monday morning waiting for a flight, when allegedly two North Korean women agents attacked him from behind with poison spray. He died on his way to hospital.
Police say the woman, who had a Vietnamese passport, was detained in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam who suddenly fell ill while waiting for a flight to Macau at Kuala Lumpar International Airport on Monday.
Officers said the woman, whose passport claimed was named Doan Thi Huong, was picked up after she was spotted by investigators examining CCTV footage from the airport.
The exile had supposedly told medical workers that he had been attacked with a ‘chemical spray’ shortly before he died on the way to hospital.
‘The deceased … felt like someone grabbed or held his face from behind … he felt dizzy,’ Malaysian police official Fadzil Ahmat said
Kim was born from his father’s non-marital relationship with Sung Hae-rim, a South Korean-born actress.
Once the heir apparent to his father’s empire, but fled the country after trying to enter Japan on a forged Dominican Republic passport in 2001 to visit Tokyo Disneyland.
A post-mortem is being carried out to establish the exact cause of death.