Wife of Azerbaijani banker who spent £16m in Harrods bought £30k of chocolate, £1m of toys and £5m of jewellery


Luxury jewellery, £30,000 worth of chocolate, designer fashion and perfume were on the shopping list of the woman slapped with the UK’s first unexplained wealth order as she spent £16million in Harrods.

Zamira Hajiyeva, 55, blew £600,000 in a single day during a decade-long spending spree as she splashed out on some of the world’s most expensive brands.

She spent £5.75million at jewellers Boucheron and Cartier, and paid six-figure sums shopping for fashion brands including Dennis Basso, Celine, Fendi and Christian Dior.

Mrs Hajiyeva, the wife of jailed Azerbaijani banker Jahangir Hajiyev, 57, was targeted by the National Crime Agency (NCA) when so-called McMafia anti-corruption laws came into force last year.

UK authorities want to know how the couple could afford to buy an £11.5million Knightsbridge house a few minutes’ walk from Harrods and a £10.5million golf club in Ascot, Berkshire.

Two Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) have been granted against mother-of-three Mrs Hajiyeva, while a judge found she spent more than £16million in the luxury department store between September 2006 and June 2016.


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