Reports state that the recently deceased half-brother of DPRK leader, Kim Jong-un was carrying vials, which contained the antidote to the poison he succumbed to. Investigators believe that this possession clearly indicates that Jong-nam was feared attack.
Kim Jong-nam, half-brother to the infamous North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was attacked at an airport in Kuala Lumpur where a highly toxic VX nerve agent was rubbed onto his face. The attack occurred in February of this year, and Jong-nam succumbed to the poison soon after.
The bottles later discovered in Kim Jong-nam’s possession contained Atropine. Atropine is an antidote often used to combat the effects of nerve agents like VX.
Reports state that Jong-nam had obtained 12 bottles of Atropine and had them in his backpack at the time of the attack.
A doctor who was handed the antidotes for testing told the press that she had received the items with “seven other exhibits from police”. She confirmed that the antidotes were handed over to her on March 10.
Two women have been arrested in connection to Kim Jong-nam’s death. The women, Doan Thi Huong, and Siti Aisyah have been accused of wiping the toxin on Kim’s face on February 13. Both women pleaded not guilty to the killing.
They claimed that they were tricked into the attack, and believed that they were participants of a harmless TV prank.
Pyongyang has denied any sort of involvement in the killing, but prosecutors have stated that at least four North Korean men were involved in the attack.
However, CCTV footage from the departure lounge at the airport shows only the two women approaching Kim. If convicted, the women face death by hanging.