Jum, Jun

Police Obtain Interpol’s Help In Hunt For North Koreans


PUTRAJAYA - Police have obtained an Interpol Red Notice for the arrest of four North Koreans believed to be involved in the killing of Kim Jong-nam.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said this was the latest development in the investigation into the case, which he said was ongoing.

“We have obtained the red notice for the four North Korean men who were at the airport during the incident. We believe they have since left for Pyongyang. We are hoping to get them through Interpol,” he said on Thursday.

The four are Rhi Ji-hyon, 33, Hong Song-hac, 34, O Jong-gil, 55, and Ri Jae-nam, 57. They entered the country separately days before the incident on Feb 13 and left for Jakarta from KLIA2 just after the attack.

An Interpol Red Notice is the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant.