KUALA LUMPUR - A safe allegedly unopened for 20 years has been found in the Taman Duta residence of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Najib's lawyer Datuk Harpal Singh Grewal said police were trying to drill into the safe, which was found at 8.30am.
Harpal said the key for safe, which has not been opened in two decades, had been misplaced. He said the search had taken more than 20 hours because they were trying to drill into the safe.
Harpal said the police team arrived at his client's home around 10pm on Wednesday and informed him that they intended to conduct a search.
He said the police team divided into several groups and searched every part of his client's home.
"The search continued till about 5am when about three boxes of personal items, including handbags and clothing, were packed and taken.
Harpal said at around 8.30am some of the officers proceeded to a room on the first floor and decided to drill open the safe.
He said the drilling continued even after 5pm and there was absolutely no peace and quiet at his client's home.
"The search conducted in the premises and the items seized so far seems of insignificant value," he said.