284 Boxes Of Handbags, 72 Bags Of Cash, And Jewellery Seized From Condos Linked To Najib

Massive haul.

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Last night, 17 May, the police raided three luxury condominiums linked to former prime minister Najib Razak and carted away a massive haul consisting of valuables including designer handbags

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The raid, which took place in three high-end residences in Bukit Bintang, saw police personnel loading up boxes of valuables into trolley carts and transporting them into five Black Maria trucks waiting outside the premises, The Star Online reported. 

It was reported that raid started at 7pm and the trucks left the scene at around 2.15am today, 18 May.

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In total, Malaysiakini reported that 284 boxes of designer handbags and 72 bags of cash and jewellery were seized

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Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Comm Datuk Seri Amar Singh said the items were seized in connection with the ongoing investigation into the 1MDB scandal.

"There were 72 luggage bags filled with items including jewellery, other valuables and cash of various denominations," he said as quoted by Malaysiakini

Amar confirmed to reporters that the confiscated bags included Hermès Birkin bags. When quizzed on the value of the goods, he was unable to provide a value estimate as no calculations have yet to be made by the police.

"We have seized the bags. We know they contain cash and jewellery. Exactly how much cash I will not be able to say or exactly how much jewellery. But the number of jewellery is rather big," he told Malaysiakini.

When asked about the owner of the unit, Amar declined to elaborate, only revealing that it belonged to a "Tan Sri".

The apartment raid comes after Najib's private residence was combed by the police on Wednesday, 16 May:

Personal possessions were confiscated during the search:

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