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Two taxi driver brothers caught with over £280,000 IN CASH following HMRC investigation

Updated: Dec 30, 2022

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Two taxi-driving brothers who were caught with more than £280,000 cash in the back of their vehicles have been jailed after a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Irfan Zaffar, 40, and Saud Zaffar, 34, from Birmingham, were stopped on the M62 near Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire, at around 7pm on 18 February 2019.

A black holdall containing £149,945 was found in the boot of Irfan Zaffar’s VW Polo, and £138,475 was found in a sealed package in the boot of his brother’s Skoda.

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The total amount seized was £288,420.

The brothers both pleaded guilty to transferring criminal property at Manchester Crown Court on 8 June 2021. The men were both sentenced to 22 months in jail at Manchester Crown Court on 2 December 2021.

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An HMRC spokesperson said: “HMRC will not hesitate to pursue those suspected of playing their part in serious organised crime, which costs Britain tens of billions of pounds every year.

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“We encourage anyone with information aboutmoney laundering to report it online call the Fraud Hotline on 0800 788 887.” 


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