Police Have Their Hands Full Counting Cash

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The arduous task of counting millions of ringgit and other currencies, and recording each note.

Last night, police completed counting only 11 of the 72 bags of cash seized from apartments in Pavilion Residences on Friday.

Yesterday morning, 26 of the 72 luggage bags that had been seized were taken to the Commercial Crime Investigations Department (CCID) headquarters in Menara 238, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.

Luqman Hakim Zubir

By 9pm, 11 eleven hours after the process of counting the cash began, 11 bags of cash were taken to Bank Negara Malaysia, where another round of counting was expected to take place.

The New Straits TimesĀ reported that highly-placed sources said the 11 bags contained tens of millions ringgit.

Luqman Hakim Zubir

Having only completed counting the cash in 11 bags, the remaining 15 were taken back to federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman to be stored till the process restarted the next day.

The counting process was made especially tedious because there were several different currencies and CCID policemen had to record the serial number of each note.

It was also learnt that Bank Islam had been engaged to evaluate the value of the gold bars and jewellery seized along with the cash.