4 police cars leave Najib's house with mystery box

PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network

KUALA LUMPUR - The four police cars that arrived at Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's house in Taman Duta on Friday (May 18) morning were there for around six-and-a-half hours before leaving with a mystery box.

The four cars arrived around 9.15am and left around 3.45pm at Jalan Langgak Duta here.

A blue plastic box was seen being loaded into one of the cars.

The contents of the box are unknown and it is still unclear if the safe that police have been trying to crack since first entering the residence has been opened.

A policeman at the police line said the main investigators had left with the convoy.


However, more drama ensued as two cars with four men each showed up and identified themselves as officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

They were then seen entering the house of the former prime minister carrying briefcases.

In the wee hours of Friday, police confirmed that 284 boxes filled with designer handbags, watches, jewellery and cash in various currencies from three luxury condominiums, which value is impossible to estimate due to its sheer volume, were seized.


Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Comm Datuk Seri Amar Singh, who led the raids at Pavilion Residences here, said this was part of its investigations into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).


This follows a police check earlier of five locations linked to Najib which includes his private residence in Taman Duta and two locations at Pavillion Resi­dences.

The other locations searched were Seri Perdana and the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya.

Sixteen police cars and one truck were seen outside the Taman Duta home shortly after 10.30pm on Wednesday (May 16), with the operation to remove documents believed to be linked to the 1MDB probe lasting past the wee hours and into the Thursday evening (May 17).