Police seized 72 designer handbags stuffed with foreign cash from Malaysia’s former prime minister as part of investigation into a global financial scandal

Police work during a search operation of former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AP Photo


Police have seized 284 boxes of luxury handbags, some stuffed with foreign cash and jewelry, from properties linked to Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak.

The prime minister’s popularity started plummeting in 2015 when nearly $700 million from a state investment fund was reportedly found in Najib’s personal accounts. Last week, he lost his office in an unprecedented election that saw Malaysia’s first ever transition of power to the opposition alliance, with new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad saying he expects to soon charge Najib over a global financial scandal.

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