Police: Value of watches not yet determined

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KUALA LUMPUR — Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigations Department (CCID) director Commissioner Datuk Seri Amar Singh has denied a news report claiming police seized 433 luxury watches worth RM80 million in raids on properties linked to Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Amar was asked about a vernacular press report which stated the value.

“Where China Press got the information from I do not know. I never confirmed anywhere if the amount is true or not,” Amar told Malay Mail when
contacted yesterday.

“When we have finished counting, we will announce and have a press conference.

“Until now, I have not released any official statement regarding the value of the seizures,” he added.

China Press reported the raids at several condominium units in the upscale Pavilion Residences had yielded 37 bags with 433 luxury watches.

The newspaper also reported the timepieces included a RM3.5 million Rolex and a RM1.2 million Cecil Purnell which had been valued by experts.

Amar has been leading the police investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad corruption scandal that has been linked to Najib.

On May 25, the senior policeman said RM114 million in various currencies in 35 bags had been seized from units within Pavilion Residences.

An additional 72 bags and 284 boxes containing luxury handbags were seized from six properties linked to the former prime minister.