Forensic tests show a Hamas commander was drugged and then suffocated in his hotel room, Dubai police said today.
Police officials said tests showed a substantial amount of a fast-acting muscle relaxant called succinylcholine was found in Mahmoud al-Mabhouh’s bloodstream.
The analysis was part of tests conducted after al-Mabhouh was killed on January 19.
Dubai authorities have blamed a hit squad organised by Israel’s Mossad secret service.
The drug is sometimes used to administer a breathing tube or anaesthesia.
Dubai police also said a third Palestinian suspect is in custody.
At least 26 other suspects are wanted after being accused of travelling on fake European and Australian passports.