London detains wife of jailed Azerbaijani banker

London detains wife of jailed Azerbaijani banker
Zamira Hajiyeva

NCA demanded an explanation of money origin from a foreign citizen.

British police arrested Zamira Hajiyeva, who spent £16 million at London's Harrods department store, BBC reports.

She is under investigation by Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA), which in February secured the country’s first-ever unexplained wealth order to target Hajiyeva's wealth.

Hajiyeva's husband, Jahangir Hajiyev, was chairman of the state-owned International Bank of Azerbaijan; in 2016, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of fraud and embezzlement.


Jahangir Hajiyev

According to BBC, Hajiyeva was detained last week. The police also confiscated jewelry worth a total of £400.000. The NCA is interested in her wastes and real estate in London worth about £15 million.

Tags: The UK


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