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Malaysian police seized 284 boxes containing designer handbags and dozens of bags filled with cash and jewelry from a private residence linked to former prime minister Najib Razak on Friday morning, Reuters reports.
Harpal said the police team arrived at his client's home around 10pm on Wednesday and informed him that they meant to conduct a search.
MACC officers turned up at the embattled former premier's house today to serve him the notice.
The reason behind this prolonged and extensive search was because they had found a safe at the Taman Duta residence of Najib, and were drilling it in attempts to get it open! Mahathir had led the coalition from 1981-2003 but quit in recent years in protest at Najib's alleged corruption.
It is learnt that another raid was also conducted simultaneously at luxury apartment that was recently reported to have been turned into a storage place for the plush handbags and accessories allegedly owned by Najib's wife Rosmah Mansor.
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Last week, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he expected charges to be filed against Najib following investigations over the removal of hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's government is considering investigating Mr Najib for abuse of power, as it intensifies efforts to seek evidence of wrongdoing at scandal-plagued state fund 1MDB just days after taking office. His lawyer on Thursday denounced the long search of Najib's home as "harassment".
"If there is a case, we will take action". The US Department of Justice, in its probe, found that Ms Rosmah had purchased a pink diamond worth US$23 million with 1MDB funds.
Najib Razak's lawyer, Harpal Singh, speaks to reporters outside the former Malaysian Prime Minister's personal residence.
"This is the result of the search in one of the six premises", Singh said, pointing to the hundreds of luxury items seized from the condominium.
The MACC laid out in recent days a comprehensive list detailing the potential scope of investigations into 1MDB, according to people who have seen the document.