Woman arrested in Malaysia over death of Kim Jong-nam

Second person seized in connection with suspected poisoning of North Korean leader's half-brother, police say

Woman arrested in Malaysia over death of Kim Jong-nam

World Bulletin / News Desk

A second woman has been arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother -- in Malaysia, police said Thursday.

He died on Monday after having apparently been poisoned as he waited for a flight in Kuala Lumpur.

Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the second suspect was carrying Indonesian travel documents in the name of Siti Aishah, 25, from Serang, which were currently being verified.

“She was also positively identified from the closed-circuit television footage at the airport and was alone at the time of arrest,” he told a news conference.

The first suspect -- who was carrying a Vietnamese passport in the name of Doan Thi Huong, 29 -- was arrested at the airport Wednesday while trying to take a flight to Vietnam.

Bakar said both suspects would be held in custody for at least a week.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Şubat 2017, 11:23