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£400,000 worth of jewellery seized in Unexplained Wealth Order Case

2nd November 2018, London – The National Crime Agency has announced they have seized more than £400,000 worth of jewellery from Christie’s auction house, purchased by the Hajiyev family – the subjects of the first ever Unexplained Wealth Order case. Commenting, Duncan Hames, Director of Policy at Transparency International UK, said:

“The seizure of jewellery purchased by the Hajiyev family illustrates the range of actors exposed to illicit assets. Whilst the role of estate agents and banks has been well documented, those involved in the sale of luxury cars, jewellery and other high-end goods face the same risks. Any sector that engages in high value transactions must be alert to this risk and report any suspicious activity they encounter.”

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