IGP: Female suspect identified based on CCTV footage


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017

IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

KUALA LUMPUR : The 29-year-old woman detained at KLIA2 Wednesday morning was carrying a Vietnamese passport with the name Doan Thi Huong, says Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pic).

The Inspector-General of Police said based the suspect's passport, the woman was from Nam Dinh, Vietnam and was detained in connection with the death of a Korean man on Monday.

"The suspect was positively identified based on CCTV footage at the airport and alone at the time of arrest.

"The investigation continues and any further action against suspects will be taken in accordance with the law," he said in a statement Wednesday.

Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was assassinated by two women in KLIA2 on Monday.

Earlier Wednesday, Deputy IGP Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said that she was being held at the Selangor police headquarters for questioning.

He said besides a female accomplice, police were also looking for "several more" suspects involved in the death.

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