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Murria Solicitors is the trading name of Murria Solicitors Limited.

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HM Revenue and Customs fold two days into Trial

Nov 3 2009


Our client, a respectable businessman travelling to Germany was stopped at the airport and had 27,000 cash seized on the basis that is was "suspicious". There are no public guidelines as to what amount of cash can be deemed suspicious - it is a subjective decision for the HM Customs officers.

HM Revenue and Customs made an application for forfeiture of the seized cash under Section 298 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. A trial commenced at Ipswich Magistrates last month - more than a year after the original cash seizure. Two days into the trial, (which involved us bringing a witness from Germany) HM Revenue and Customs agreed to return our client's money in full plus interest.

This case was dealt with by our Mr G S Kang.
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