Malaysia: Bags of cash, jewellery seized from Najib’s properties

Malaysia: Bags of cash, jewellery seized from Najib’s properties

Handbags stuffed with cash, a number of jewellery items and hundreds of expensive purses were among the items seized from apartment units and homes owned by former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s family, during the second night of police raids in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia’s Star Online newspaper reported on Friday that 284 boxes filled with luxury items were seized from three condominium properties located in a highrise building in the country’s capital.

The operation on Thursday night was part of a continuing investigation ordered by newly-installed Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Najib.

Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi, reporting from Kuala Lumpur, said the raids were still going on Friday, adding that six locations were searched.

She reported that investigators are also trying to unlock a safety deposit box, which Najib reportedly said could not be opened because the key has been missing.

In one of the properties, investigators took bo

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