Last Monday Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was assassinated.
A 28-year-old woman, named as Doan Thi Huong, held a cloth laced with a highly toxic poison in front of Jong-nam’s face. Seconds later and Jong-nam was gasping for breath on the floor as another female accomplice, Siti Aisyah, held him until he died.
According to the Mirror, when Jong-nam was dead the duo swiftly vanished into the airport crowd before checking into two different hotels using cash and, what are believed to be, fake passports.
Huong was carrying a Vietnamese passport and Aisyah claimed to be from a slum in the Indonesian capital Jakarta but detectives believe they will soon be identified as North Korean.
Both women were later arrested before claiming they had no idea who Jong-nam was and that they believed they had signed up for a prank. The authorities, however, believe the women were part of an elite group of female special agents from North Korea.
Enter the honey trap killers. An elite female army of spies and special agents in North Korea.
Above a mountain near Pyongyang, the women, who are picked from school and university, undergo military training just as tough and exhausting as any other.
For eight years the women, who are selected based on their beauty just as much as their physical and mental strength, are trained in bomb making, martial arts, shooting, spying, camouflage and covert surveillance.
At the end of the eight year training period, the elite soldiers are ready and willing to carry out anything Kim Jong-un demands.
Defector and North Korean critic, An Chan-Il, said:
Female agents are now being trained to do the killing, using poison.
They can easily hide mini poison injectors made of plastic, either in lipstick, cosmetics or in their clothes.
Back in 1987, a North Korean female assassin known as Kim Hyon-hui planted a bomb on a Korean Airlines plane leaving Baghdad. The bomb exploded killing 115 people on board.
Hyon-hui was arrested for her involvement and remains under armed guard in South Korea. Hyon-hui admitted that she was selected to join the elite female force in university.
I was taught that our leader was a god. North Korea is not a state – it is a cult.
At the minute, forensic experts continue investigating the mysterious death of Kim Jong-nam. It is thought that in the next few days they will be certain on the poison that was used to kill him.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.