Large amounts of cash seized from apartments linked to former Malaysian PM Najib: police

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Malaysian police said on Friday cash in various currencies seized from apartments linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak reached 114 million ringgit (US$28.6 million).
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Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak speaks to the media after being questioned at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Putrajaya on May 24, 2018. 

Malaysian police said on Friday cash in various currencies seized from apartments linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak reached 114 million ringgit (US$28.6 million), as the probe over the state fund 1MDB continues to expand.

The cash, stashed in 35 bags of the 72 bags seized from the search, are in 26 different currencies and took dozens of people to count, including police officers and 23 officers from the central bank, said Amar Singh, director of the police Commercial Crime Investigation Department at a press conference.

He said the police are still trying to seek experts' help to verify and authenticate the remaining seized items, including 37 bags and 284 boxes of jewellery and luxury watches. He declined to reveal the estimated value of the seized items.

The police raided several premises related to Najib last week over the 1MDB probe. Most of the cash and luxury goods are seized from the three condominiums, two of which Amar Singh confirmed belong to Najib's daughter and son respectively. The third condominium is empty when the police carried out the raid, but he refused to reveal the owner's name.


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