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LONDON: Pakistani gold and silver dealer Muhammad Asif Hafeez has misplaced three costly properties within the UK practically 4 years after being arrested by the Nationwide Crime Company (NCA) on American request for extradition in relation to expenses of heroin import.

Muhammad Asif Hafeez is at present languishing in inhumane situations on the excessive safety unit at Belmarsh jail, awaiting ruling by the European Court docket of Human Rights (ECHR) on whether or not or not he must be extradited to the US the place he faces three completely different counts of Class-A medication import – every carrying a minimal life sentence.

The courtroom papers seen by this reporter verify that Asif Hafeez has now misplaced all of the three UK properties he owned and sources near Hafeez have accused that the UK authorities adopted draconian strategies with the Hafeez household and the end result was that the household couldn’t proceed with mortgage and banking preparations.

The UK authorities have confirmed that there was no case of any wrongdoing in opposition to the previous industrial pilot and gold service provider within the UK jurisdiction and the NCA by no means utilized to grab belongings of Asif Hafeez and had no case to start with however the marketing campaign in opposition to the Pakistani nationwide, on American stress, has had severe penalties.

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The paper work seen by this reporter reveals that Muhammad Asif Hafeez — described within the US indictment papers as ‘Sultan’ of the alleged drug promoting community that spanned India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Center East and African international locations — owned luxurious residence 14 Crown Court docket, 123 Park Highway within the Central London’s St John’s Wooden space.

This flat was valued at round £2.25 million. Asif Hafeez additionally owned two farmhouses in Windsor referred to as ‘Old Farm’ and ‘Old Barn’, with a mixed worth of round £6 million.Asif Hafeez owned these properties since 2005 they usually had been all mortgaged. Their mortgage funds had been all the time on time, later seized by the banks to be offered off finally.

After Hafeez’s arrest, his members of the family had been prevented from making the cost after which offered off by the banks because of heavy excellent mortgage dues and non-payments. A spokesman for the Nationwide Crime Company mentioned the NCA didn’t seize the properties however didn’t deny interference.

The 2 farm lands had been valued by the financial institution (again in 2011) to have a value of round £6m nevertheless it was offered for round £4m, inflicting a monetary loss to the vendor. It’s believed that the asset was undersold by 40 per cent lower than the market value.

On the Windsor equestrian farms, Asif Hafeez spent summer time holidays along with his household and frolicked with ponies and enjoying polo within the close by polo fields. It was his ardour for polo that led him to change into a member of Ham Polo Membership. By way of his affiliation with the membership, Hafeez and his spouse met Prince William and Prince Harry and donated to their charities. He was famously pictured shaking arms and mixing with the Royal household at one of many polo occasions. When the NCA raided his London pad in August 2017, the same raid was additionally launched on the Windsor farmhouse and devices and paperwork was seized from there too.

A supply shared {that a} tenant lived there on the time. The tenant, inspired by the predicament of the household and their incapacity to go after him, refused to pay hire for practically two years and induced a lack of practically £80,000 to Asif Hafeez.The police took no motion when approached by the household over the cellphone from Pakistan. The tenant evicted the property solely forward of its sale to a brand new purchaser, with out paying a penny.

The US alleges that Asif Hafeez conspired with Akasha Organisation, led by brothers Baktash Akasha Abdalla and Ibrahim Akasha Abdalla, for heroin manufacturing and smuggling and that additionally they arrange a particular laboratory in Mozambique. The US has linked Hafeez to the Indian nationwide Goswami and his spouse Mamta Kulkarni, a widely known Bollywood actress, who had been additionally a part of Hafeez’s gang and ran a manufacturing unit in India to fabricate ephedrine, the lethal drug’s energetic ingredient.

It alleged that this drug from India was then because of be smuggled to Mozambique. Asif Hafeez has denied all expenses. He maintains that he has been fastened by the US authorities and has carried out no wrongdoing.


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