Police have arrested the taxi driver who ferried the women who allegedly assassinated Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to a news report.
Citing a senior police source, Oriental Daily said surveillance footage showed that the two women had proceeded to the taxi departure area of the KL International Airport 2 (KLIA2) after the incident.
The pair then boarded a taxi, which was captured on CCTV.
“After reviewing the airport’s CCTV footage, police arrested the taxi driver,” said the source.
The report said following the arrest, police learned that the women had told the taxi driver that they were Vietnamese.
The report also quoted the police source explaining how both women had allegedly poisoned Kim.
“At that time, Kim was at the airport lobby and was preparing to enter the departure hall when two women suddenly approached him.
“One sprayed the poison on him and another then used a handkerchief to cover his face for around 10 seconds,” he added.
The source declined to reveal the exact poison used but described it as “more potent than cyanide”.
Meanwhile, photographs of KLIA2’s CCTV footage of one of the alleged assassins was leaked and has been aired by 24-hour South Korean news broadcaster YTN News.
Similar photographs were also published by English daily The Malay Mail today.
The pictures showed a fair skinned woman with shoulder-length hair clad in a long-sleeved T-shirt and skirt.