A woman from Myanmar has been arrested as a suspect in relation to the alleged assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the older half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, according to reports.
Malaysian police have said they have arrested a female suspect at a Kuala Lumpur airport in connection with the death of Jong-Nam, according to a statement released on Wednesday.
BREAKING: Malaysian police arrest female w Vietnam travel document in connection with death of North Korean man believed to be Kim Jong Nam pic.twitter.com/jjtXB5r6MI— Sumisha Naidu (@SumishaCNA) February 15, 2017
The statement also confirmed that the female suspect was taken into custody while in the possession of a Vietnamese travel document.
No other details were immediately available regarding the ongoing investigation surrounding the incident.
There are also reports of the circulation of CCTV footage that could contain images of the alleged female suspect.
The woman suspected of killing Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong-Un's half-brother, was said to wearing a jumper with"LOL" written on it. No joke! pic.twitter.com/5RajwknfiO— Nevena Spirovska (@NevenaSpirovska) February 15, 2017
Images released by Malay Mail of woman suspected of being one of the assassins sent by Kim Jong-un to murder his half-brother, Kim Jong-nam pic.twitter.com/Tfxu14JSbL— Corrina Pysa (@CorrinaPysa) February 15, 2017
The footage allegedly shows a woman dressed in a white jumper with the acronym "LOL" on the front and pink pants.
The arrest comes after the 45-year-old Jong-Nam is said to have been poisoned by two female spies using a needle at the airport on Monday.
Kim Jong-Nam is the eldest son of the late Kim Jong-il but did not live in North Korea, instead living in exile in Macau until 2011.
It is believed he then went into hiding for fear of his younger brother, Jong-Un, seeing him as a political threat after rising to the leadership of North Korea.
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