Police seize cash, 284 boxes of designer bags from former Malaysian PM

Police seize cash, 284 boxes of designer bags from former Malaysian PM

- The property of the former Malaysian prime minister has been raided

- The raid was carried out by the police in Kuala Lumpur

- Police said that 284 boxes containing designer bags have been removed from the property

The Malaysian police have seized boxes of luxury items and handbag full of foreign currencies from building linked to the country's former prime minister, Najib Razak.

BBC reports that the items were seized after a raid on Najib's property in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital city, following investigations into the corruption claims on misappropriation of state funds.

It was gathered that billions of dollar were unaccounted for from state development fund, IMDB, set up by Razak who was alleged to have diverted $700 million for his personal use.

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Also, the raid on Razak's property has been going on for days as items are seen to be carried out of his buildings by the police.

Police seize cash and luxury goods from property of former Malaysian PM

The Malaysian police raided the property of the former prime minister. Photo credit: BBC

The head of police commercial crime investigation unit, Amar Singh, told journalists that 284 boxes containing designer bags have been removed from the property.

Singh said: "Our personnel checked these bags and discovered various currencies including Malaysian Ringgit, US dollars, watches and jewelry in 72 bags. Exactly how much jewelry, I would not be able to say, because we know that we confiscated bags containing jewelry and the amount of jewelry is rather big."

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Police seize cash and luxury goods from property of former Malaysian PM

284 designer bags were recovered from the raid. Photo credit: BBC

NAIJ.com earlier reported that a gang of heavily armed robbers blew up an armoured vehicle carrying cash in Johannesburg, South Africa. The robbery incident was said to have taken place in broad daylight.

A cellphone footage of the incident revealed how the robbers sealed off a block in the suburb of Boksburg area of Johannesburg’s commercial centre before calmly detonating explosives under the cash vans.

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The action by the gang caused load explosions followed by series of gunfire coming from unknown location.

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Source: Naija.ng

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