It Took The Cops 11 Hours To Count Cash Seized From Pavillion Residences Raid

Long process.

Cover image via Luqman Hakim Zubir/New Straits Times (NST)

11 hours.

That's how long it took for Commercial Crime Investigations Department (CCID) officials to finish counting 11 bags of cash seized during a raid at Pavillion Residences last Friday, 18 May.

According to a report by the New Straits Times (NST), the process began after 26 bags of cash out of the 72 seized on Friday were transported to the CCID headquarters in Menara 238 along Jalan Tun Razak yesterday morning, 21 May.

The policemen finished counting 11 bags after 11 hours, concluding the operations at 9pm.

The bags were then transported to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).

Federal CCID director Datuk Seri Amar Singh confirmed to the English daily that the counting process for the 11 bags has been completed

However, he declined to elaborate further as he didn't want any speculations about the cash and items seized.

New Straits Times (NST) revealed that the counting process was made especially tedious because CCID policemen needed to record the serial number of each note. The notes in different currencies also made the process more tiresome.

The remaining 15 bags have reportedly been taken back to the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman, where the counting process will be restarted today, 22 May

Apart from the 72 bags of cash, the authorities also seized branded bags and jewellery during the raid:

More on the raids: