Kim Jong-un’s cousin is reportedly missing after a meeting with the CIA.
Kim Han-sol, 25, is said to be in hiding after surrendering to US intelligence services.
He was taken into police custody by the CIA, where he remains hidden, according to reports.
Kim Han-sol is the son of the North Korean dictator’s half-brother Kim Jong-nam, who was murdered with a nerve agent in 2017.
The dissident group Free Joseon reportedly helped Kim’s cousin escape North Korea after his father’s murder.
Adrian Hong, head of Free Joseon, described Kim Han-sol’s lifestyle as a luxury, saying he had “never met a kid with that much money.”
Mr. Hong added: “Kim Jong Nam had a lot of money put away during his lifetime.”
Kim’s cousin allegedly used his money to flee North Korea, Mail online reports.
Han-sol reportedly called Free Joseon after noting that “the police who used to guard his house had disappeared”.
He is said to have boarded a plane to apply for asylum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, but never arrived at his destination.
Two CIA agents reportedly attempted to intercept him at Tapei before taking him into protective custody.
It is said to be hidden.
Kim Han-sol’s last public appearance was in a 40-second video that Free Joseon released in the weeks following his father’s death.
In the clip he said, “My name is Kim Han-sol, from North Korea, part of the Kim family. Here is my passport.
‘My father was murdered a few days ago. I am with my mother and sister at the moment. ‘
His father died after being attacked with the VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Two women were arrested in connection with his murder after appearing to spray a liquid on Kim Jong-nam.
They said they thought they were part of a TV show and were unaware that they were poisoning him.
Doan Thi Huong pleaded guilty to “voluntarily causing injuries by dangerous weapons or agents” because of his death.
There has been speculation that Kim suddenly decided to kill his brother, including reports that he was collaborating with the CIA.
Jong-nam is alleged to have $ 124,000 in cash in his bag at the time of his death.