THE hunt is on for the murderer of the playboy half-brother of Kim Jong-un, who was reportedly killed with a poisoned PEN

Kim Jong-nam died after reportedly being attacked by two women believed to be North Korean agents at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday.

Now one of the women seen in CCTV footage wearing a sweatshirt with ‘LOL’ (laugh out loud) emblazoned across the front has reportedly been arrested.Cops are searching for this woman in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam

Cops released this CCTV footage of a woman they want to question

Kim Jong-Nam, the eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, has reportedly been killed
Kim Jong-Nam, the eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, has reportedly been killed

Malaysian authorities have detained a woman from Myanmar in connection with the investigation into the death, Malaysian state news agency Bernama reported today.

The woman was detained in the low-cost terminal of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Bernama reported, citing a deputy inspector general of police.

Soon after Royal Malaysian Police released a statement saying a female suspect had a Vietnamese passport naming her as 28-year-old Doan Thi Huong when she was arrested.

It also said she was “positively identified from CCTV footage at the airport and was alone at the time of the arrest”.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim told Malaysia’s Star that officers are also looking for “several more” suspects.

When asked if the suspect was the woman pictured in the CCTV footage, he said: “It is her.”

Police sources said they were also looking for four men in connection with the case.

Earlier reports said the assailants fled the scene in a taxi immediately after the attack.

The taxi driver who drove the women has also been arrested, reports Oriental Daily, citing a police source.

The source added: “One sprayed the poison on him and another then used a handkerchief to cover his face for around 10 seconds.”

Journalists try to talk to a North Korean official (in pink) at the morgue at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital

Joohee Cho, chief of the ABC News bureau in Seoul, South Korea, said the assassins had been found dead, citing a police source.

There was speculation Kim Jong-nam was targeted on the orders of his younger brother, the North Korean dictator.

Malaysian police say the 45-year-old was ambushed while waiting for a flight to Macau.

Kim told medical workers that he’d been sprayed with a chemical, which brings to mind previous attacks with poison-tipped pens linked to North Korean assassins.

A US government source said America strongly believes North Korean agents carried out the killing.

Jong-nam pictured with his father Kim-Jong-il
Jong-nam pictured with his father Kim-Jong-il

Japanese media quoted the government in Tokyo as saying those women may now be dead. None of this speculation has been confirmed yet.

 

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