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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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