Najib raids: $273m of goods seized from former Malaysian PM's properties

Malaysian police have seized a cache of jewellery, handbags and watches worth up to $273m (£207m) in a series of raids on houses of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak.



Directly implicated parties

Indirectly implicated parties

Implicated parties through circumstantance

Najib Razak
Mohd Najib bin Abd Razak is a Malaysian politician who served as the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2009 to 2018
Rosmah Mansor
Wife of Najib Razak

Disclosing Parties

Royal Malaysian Police
Royal Malaysia Police (Polis Diraja Malaysia PDRM)



Hannah Ellis-Petersen, The Guardian UK,  (27 Jun, 2018).  Najib raids: $273m of goods seized from former Malaysian PM's properties.  Retrieved 28 May, 2020,  from



Police described it as the biggest seizure in Malaysian history. The total market value of the goods was estimated to be between $223m and $275m.

“About 12,000 jewellery [items] were seized worth RM440m,” said Singh, adding that it had taken 16 days to count the value of them all.

The most expensive item was a gold and diamond necklace worth $1.6m.

The value of the Hermes handbags alone was $12.7m, while the watches, which were from 100 different makes including Rolex, Richard Mille and Chopard, were valued at $19m. 274 pairs of designer sunglasses, made by brands such as Cartier, Versace and Dior, were also part of the seized stash.