Interpol Red Notice out for four North Koreans
PUTRAJAYA: An Interpol Red Notice has been issued against four North Koreans who were believed to be at the airport where Kim Jong-nam was attacked on Feb 13.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, in disclosing this yesterday, said Interpol had approved Malaysian police’s application for the Red Notice to be issued against the four, who were believed to be the masterminds behind Jong-nam’s assassination.
“With the Red Notice, we are hoping to get them through Interpol,” he said after the closing ceremony of the 2017 International Conference on Rohingya by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
An Interpol Red Notice is the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant in use today.
Interpol circulates notices to member countries listing persons who are wanted for extradition.
Khalid said the four men were believed to be in Pyongyang, having flown out of klia2 immediately after the attack on Jong-nam, the exiled half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The four wanted North Koreans who fled the country are Rhi Ji-hyon, 33; Hong Song-hac, 34; O Jong-gil, 55; and, Ri Jae-nam, 57.
They had entered the country separately, days before the murder, and left for Jakarta after the attack.
Khalid, however, declined to