Jakarta -Malaysian police confiscated 284 boxes containing designer handbags and dozens of bags containing cash and jewelry from the private residence of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday (18/05/2018).
Hundreds of boxes were taken out of Najib’s luxury condo at dawn. The police explained the boxes contained jewelry, watches, and other valuables.
“I can not say precisely how many jewels because the bags are confiscated with jewelry and the numbers are quite a lot,” said Director of Investigation Crime Police Malaysia Amar Singh, as broadcasted television station Star TV and quoted Reuters.
He said police have conducted searches at six locations, including the PM office and the official residence of the PM in Putrajaya and four private residences associated with Najib.
Singh earlier confirmed to Reuters that the search was related to a multibillion-dollar corruption inquiry at 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a Malaysian state-owned company established by Najib.
The investigation into this corruption case is also being carried out by at least six other countries, including the US and Switzerland. Najib has repeatedly denied any involvement in the case.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who replaced Najib after the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition won elections in the middle of last week, has banned Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor from Malaysia.
Source : Reuters