Cops find luxury items in Najib's 'safe house'

  • Jun 11, 2018
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A police raid on a nondescript bungalow in Putrajaya allegedly linked to former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak has yielded dozens of luxury items.

According to an investigator with direct knowledge of the investigations, the items were contained in two boxes that were removed from the house.

"Dozens of branded items were taken from the house at Precinct 10 and investigators believed were bought using money from 1MDB," said the source.

Police teams from the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department had visited two houses in Putrajaya this afternoon.

One was located in Precinct 10 and the other in Precinct 11. However, nothing was seized from the Precinct 11 home.

Both properties were purportedly Najib's "safe houses".

The property at Precinct 10 – which bore the insignia of the Property and Land Management Division of the Prime Minister's Department - was located approximately 200 metres from Seri Perdana, the official residence of the prime minister.

Police personnel spent about an hour at the property since 1.30 pm.

According to a neighbour, the last occupant of this house was Shukry Mohd Salleh, Najib's former principal private secretary.

'Malaysian Official 1'

Last month, police seized millions in cash, jewellery and luxury handbags from an unoccupied condominium in Kuala Lumpur.

The police have also raided Najib's home, the prime minister's office and several other premises as part of a wider investigation linked to 1MDB.

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has alleged that nearly US$700 million in funds which originated from 1MDB was transferred into the personal bank accounts of a "Malaysian Official 1".

Najib has repeatedly claimed that the approximately RM2.6 billion in money that went to those accounts were donations from the Saudi royal family and he did not use the money for personal gain.