Azerbaijani banker’s £1m diamond ring seized in ‘dirty money’ inquiry

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Ring bought by Jahangir Hajiyev from Harrods department store confiscated by National Crime Agency

Police have seized a Cartier diamond ring worth more than £1m bought by a jailed Azerbaijani banker in Harrods, the latest move in the UK’s first McMafia-style “dirty money” investigation.

A district judge on Monday granted the confiscation of the ring worth £1,190,000, plus VAT, that Jahangir Hajiyev obtained from at the department store in London’s Knightsbridge in 2011. The National Crime Agency (NCA) seized the ring from a high-end London jewellers, where it had been taken for repairs.

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