Malaysian police seize chemicals from condominium as part of probe on Kim Jong Nam murder

A South Korean watching a TV news report allegedly showing the assassination of Kim Jong Nam at the airport of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at an office in Seoul, South Korea, on Feb 20, 2017.
A South Korean watching a TV news report allegedly showing the assassination of Kim Jong Nam at the airport of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at an office in Seoul, South Korea, on Feb 20, 2017. PHOTO: EPA

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The investigation into the murder of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of the North Korean leader, led police to a condominium where various chemicals were seized.

Sources said that police personnel were led to the condominium located at Jalan Klang Lama on Wednesday (Feb 22) by a Malaysian man in his 30s.

While his role in the murder case is still unclear, it is learnt that the man might have connections to the suspects detained.

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

"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 picked up by police at another condominium nearby and he led them to the condominium where the chemicals were found.

A fire engine, two Fire and Rescue Department vehicles and a police forensics car were seen at the condominium on Thursday.

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

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

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