This is turning out to be an episode of 'Narcos'.
On Thursday night, the police raided six premises reportedly linked to former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Bukit Aman's Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Datuk Seri Amar Singh told The New Straits Times
that the operation was part of an ongoing investigation into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
Amar Singh revealed that the operation started on Wednesday, and the police have since raided Najib's official residence, the Prime Minister's Office as well as several apartments at the posh Pavilion Residences.
While the authorities have yet to release an official estimate of the seized items - they are reportedly still counting
the cash and jewellery - here are some of the items that the police reportedly confiscated from the premises:
#1 Luxury handbags
We all know the former PM's wife has a thing for fancy handbags, but this is totally insane. According to Amar Singh, the police carted away a total of 284 luxury handbags
. While the police did not disclose the brand of the handbags, they did confirm that among them were Hermès handbags.
In case you didn't know, Hermès bags are priced at a minimum of USD12,000 (RM48,000) and reach up to USD200,00 (RM800,000) each. And get this: according to Malay Mail
, five Black Maria police trucks were filled to the brim with these bags. So, you do the math.
On top of the handbags, the police also reportedly found a total of 72 suitcases filled with money of different denomination. However, the police did not reveal the total amount of cash that was seized, but holy smokes, 72 suitcases full?! Must be super a lot of money!
#3 Watches and jewellery
It's no secret that the former Prime Minister and his wife have a penchant for luxury watches and jewellery, so it's not surprising that the police confiscated boxes of it from their residences.
The authorities did not reveal the list nor the amount, but according to this thread
on Twitter (it's not an official list, so take it with a grain of salt), the watches seized reportedly include several Rolex timepieces (some cost more than RM100,000 per piece), a Patek Philippe Geneve and a Richard Mille.
However, the police did not reveal if they confiscated the infamous 22-carat pink diamond
which reportedly costs USD27.3mil (RM108.6mil).
Amar Singh has confirmed that the police also confiscated documents from the Prime Minister's Office. According to a report by The Straits Times
, these documents are reportedly related to 1MDB.
#5 Cash counting machine
Yes, they actually found a money counting machine
in one of his residences. So Pablo Escobar, right?