One of three luxury residences of Najib's searched


KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) conducted a search at one out of three private luxury residences with ties to former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at the Pavilion Residence, here, last night.

The unit is believed to be registered to Najib and wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor's son.

Checks could not be conducted on the other two units, one of which is believed to be in the name of Najib and Rosmah's daughter, as there was no one at home.

A source said officers from the CCID will return once Najib and Rosmah's daughter returns from overseas.

In the search which began at 9pm last night and ended at 3am this morning, police were looking for personal items such as handbags, watches and expensive gifts.

All items seized were taken to the CCID headquarters in Jalan Tun Razak, here.

Earlier, police conducted a search for several important evidence at Najib's residence in Jalan Langgak Duta, Taman Duta, here.

"The search was done for an investigation under the Anti-Money Laundering Act," Najib's lawyer Datuk Harpal Singh Grewal had said.

CCID director Datuk Seri Amar Singh when contacted however declined to comment further and asked members of the press to wait for investigations to be completed.

Meanwhile, in Taman Duta, cops were still spotted in the area as at 8am, with two SUVs and a patrol car seen leaving Najib's residence at 8.30am.

Earlier Harpal Singh Grewal informed the media in a press conference that the search by police had ended at about 4am.

It is unclear why cops were still present after the search completed.Reporting by Safeek Affendy Razali, Kalbana Perimbanayagam and Nor Azizah Mokhtar © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd