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.

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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.

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