Luxury jewellery, designer fashion and perfume worth a combined £16m were bought from Harrods by a woman who has been hit with the UK’s first unexplained wealth order.
Zamira Hajiyeva blew £600,000 in a single day at the London department store as part of a decade-long spending spree there, splashing out £30,000 on chocolates in one afternoon.
The 55-year-old spent £5.75m at jewellers Boucheron and Cartier, and paid six-figure sums for fashion brands including Dennis Basso, Celine, Fendi and Christian Dior.
The wife of jailed Azerbaijani banker Jahangir Hajiyev, was targeted by the National Crime Agency (NCA) when so-called McMafia anti-corruption laws came into force last year.
The legislation, named after the popular BBC series, allows authorities to seize and liquidate the assets of wealthy foreigners who fail to prove where they got their money from.