>> Malaysian officials on Saturday sweeping an airport terminal for toxic chemicals, and could issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat in connection with a sensational murder. The victim, Kim Jong-nam, the half brother and occasional critic of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Surveillance footage obtained by Fuji TV show what police say are two separate assassins approaching the victim and either spraying or wiping toxins in his face inside the kuala lumpur national airport.
Police say they used VX nerve agent, one of the deadliest chemicals ever created and classified by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction. A single drop can kill a human being in minutes. Police have detained two women and a North Korean man in connection with the killing.
Seven other North Koreans have been named as suspects or warranted for questioning. One of them, Hyon Kwang Song, Second Secretary at the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Police say Hyon will be given reasonable time to come forward before police take further action. They could issue a notice compelling him to appear before investigators.
It's unclear if an embassy official can be detained, since police say he has diplomatic immunity. One of the women arrested for carrying out the attack, an Indonesian citizen, says she was told she was participating in a television prank show and was told to splash baby oil on the victim.
She said she was paid 400 Malaysian Ringgit, about 90 US Dollars, for the job. She will be detained until March 1st, after which police will decide whether to prosecute or release her.