Malaysia seizes luxury bags, cash, jewelry in probe of former PM Najib Razak

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By: AP | Kuala Lumpur |
Published: May 18, 2018 9:48:47 am


Najib, once Mahathir’s protege, has denied any wrongdoing (AP Photo/File/file)

Malaysian police on Friday confiscated 284 designer handbags and 72 suitcases containing cash, jewelry and other valuables as part of a corruption and money-laundering investigation into former Prime Minister Najib Razak. Commercial crime chief Amar Singh said the valuables were seized in a search that began late Thursday at apartments linked to Najib at an upscale condominium in Kuala Lumpur. Singh said the seizure was part of investigations into a corruption scandal at the 1MDB state fund, which is also being probed by the U.S. and other countries.

US investigators say Najib’s associates stole and laundered $4.5 billion from the fund, some of which landed in Najib’s bank account, and that $23 million was…

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