A whole bunch of designer purses, jewellery, money seized from former Malaysian PM’s rental

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian police seized 284 packing containers containing designer purses and dozens of baggage stuffed with money and jewellery from a non-public residence linked to former prime minister Najib Razak on Friday morning.

A Malaysian police officer pushes a trolley throughout a raid of three flats in a condominum owned by former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak’s household, in Kuala Lumpur, Might 17, 2018, on this photograph taken by The Straits Occasions. Image taken Might 17, 2018. Ariffin Jamar/The Straits Occasions by way of REUTERS

The gadgets have been carted out of a luxurious condominium throughout pre-dawn hours, and included “jewellery, watches and different valuables”, police mentioned.

“Precisely how a lot jewellery, I might not be capable of say, as a result of we all know that we confiscated baggage containing jewellery and the variety of jewellery is quite huge,” Amar Singh, director of police business crime investigations, mentioned in a short presser on the scene recorded by native on-line channel Star TV.

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Singh mentioned police have carried out raids on six premises, which embody the prime minister’s workplace and the prime minister’s official residence in Putrajaya and 4 non-public residences linked to the previous premier.

Singh earlier confirmed with Reuters that the raids on the premises are associated to an investigation right into a multi-billion scandal involving the Najib-founded state fund 1Malaysia Growth Berhad (1MDB).

Malaysia’s newly-elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has barred Najib and his spouse, Rosmah Mansor, from leaving the nation. At the very least six nations, together with america, are investigating 1MDB. Najib denies any wrongdoing.

Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Enhancing by Michael Perry

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