Malaysian police seize haul of cash, luxury items from Ex-PM Najib

By Emmanuel Samoy

June 27, 2018, 2:50 pm

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian police said on Wednesday they have seized cash and luxury items from premises related to former Prime Minister Najib Razak totalling between 910 million ringgit (USD226 million) and 1.1 billion ringgit (USD273 million).

The counted items include cash in 26 currencies, 25 bags of gold, 12,000 items of jewelry, 567 luxury handbags, 423 watches and 234 sunglasses, Amar Singh, director of the police Commercial Crime Investigation Department, told a press conference.

It is the largest ever seizure in the country's history to an investigation into state fund 1MDB.

Police said all the items were seized from six premises related to Najib, namely the Prime Minister's official residence and the Prime Minister's office in Putrajaya, three luxury condominiums in downtown Kuala Lumpur and Najib's private house. (Xinhua)