Cops seize chemicals from condo in KL


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  • Friday, 24 Feb 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: The investigation into the murder of Kim Jong-nam led police to a condominium located at Jalan Klang Lama where various chemicals were seized.

Sources said that police personnel were led to the condominium on Wednesday by a Malaysian man, in his 30s, where a forensics team checked for traces of chemicals.

Besides various chemicals, it is believed that several gloves and shoes were also seized from the unit.

While his role in Jong-nam’s murder is still unclear, it is learnt that the man might have connections to the suspects detained.

It is believed that the trail led to the Malaysian man, after one of the suspects detained, revealed his name.

“Police are not ruling out the possibility that the Malaysian man might have expertise in chemistry,” a source said.

It is learnt that the Malaysian man was earlier picked up by police at another condominium nearby before he led them to the condominium where the seizure occurred.

A fire engine, two Fire and Rescue Department vehicles and a police forensics car were seen at the condominium where the man was picked up yesterday during checks by The Star.

At about 1.10pm yesterday, some 10 firemen filed out of the building carrying hazmat suits and oxygen tanks.

Several police forensics officers were seen carrying equipment into the residential block, believed to be heading to one of the units after being given the go-ahead by firemen.

It is learnt that the forensics officers were retrieving fingerprints from the unit, which was believed to have been abandoned in a hurry with many household items left behind.

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