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VX nerve agent used in Kim assassination: IGP

VX nerve agent used in Kim assassination: IGP

Police are understood to be looking at preparing murder charges against the women despite their agreeing to tell everything about the men they met, the names they knew, and the promises that were made to them if they carried off their deadly mission of murdering Kim, the estranged elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Malaysia on Thursday requested Interpol to put an alert out to apprehend four North Korean suspects in the murder.

Metro.co.uk has already reported that Aisyah claimed she was part of a Just For Laughs-style sketch, a hidden camera show involving pranking people.

The other suspect in the case was Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong.

Malaysian police are also sweeping other locations in Kuala Lumpur the suspects may have visited.

Organophosphates are used in insecticides, medication and nerve agents, with those poisoned showing symptoms like increased saliva and tear production, diarrhea, vomiting, small pupils, sweating, muscle tremors and confusion. A quantity no larger than a few grains of salt is enough to kill someone. The 45-year-old later suffered a seizure and died before he reached hospital.

The tyrant has reportedly ordered 340 executions since taking power in 2011, including top official Ri Yong-jin after he fell asleep in a meeting.

Vietnamese officials have not released any further details about Huong, but family members have said she was fashion-conscious, maintained funky hairstyles and dated foreign boyfriends.

The authorities also thoroughly searched for any leftover toxin at Kuala Lumpur International Airport over the weekend because the substance does not evaporate easily and on Sunday declared the airport safe.




The Kim Jong-nam case "is the first of its kind", Kim said during a National Assembly seminar.

On Saturday, police confirmed that a raid earlier in the week on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur was part of the investigation.

The sweep involved officers from the police's chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear teams, as well as the fire department's hazardous materials unit and the government's atomic energy board.

Investigators believe two female suspects, who are now in Malaysian custody, had been trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on Mr Kim's face.

Hyon Kwang Song, 44, a second secretary at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, is wanted for questioning over the murder but has yet to come forward.

A diplomatic row between Malaysia and North Korea is escalating over the handling of a probe into the killing of Kim Jong-nam.

Experts say the VX was nearly certainly produced in a sophisticated state weapons laboratory.

After falling out of favor with his father, Kim Jong Nam had lived in exile in Macau, a Chinese island known as a gambling mecca.

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