KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized RM1.19mil in cash following the detention of 17 security personnel from the Prime Minister's Department, Bernama reported.
MACC sources said three other vehicles - a Subaru Impreza, a Toyota Vios and a Honda motorcycle - were also seized.
The guards were remanded for five days to assist in investigation into the case involving the misappropriation of GE14 funds amounting to RM3.5mil.
MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki when contacted Friday confirmed that the cash and vehicles had been seized.
In a related development, he said that the MACC intended to call former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on his claim that the RM3.5mil allegedly taken by the 17 security guards was actually Umno's money.
However, Azam declined to comment further.
On Thursday (Aug 9), the MACC confiscated more assets in relation to the case.
Among the seized items were five cars, 11 motorcycles, five rings, a bracelet, four chains, 11 mobile phones, electrical appliances and cash amounting to RM978,800.
The five vehicles included a Volkswagen Golf GTI, three Honda and a Perodua Alza together with five Yamaha and six Honda motorcycles.
On Tuesday (Aug 7), all 17 suspects were detained when they were called to give details at the Putrajaya MACC headquarters, between 2.45 and 3.15pm, while being investigated under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009.
Sources said the 17 security personnel, aged between 31 and 51, allegedly abused their power to secure the money from the Prime Minister’s Office after learning that Barisan Nasional was losing GE14.