Customs officers raid £1.2million council house occupied by Afghan mother of seven

DAILY MAIL, 11Jul09:  A £1.2million council house occupied by an Afghan family and paid for by the taxpayer was raided by customs officials yesterday.  Twelve officers entered mother-of-seven Toorpakai Saiedi’s home in Acton, West London, at 7am and later emerged with documents and suitcases.  HM Revenue and Customs refused to discuss the case due to ‘taxpayer confidentiality’ but did confirm a property in Acton was visited yesterday morning.  The 36-year-old moved into the detached property last July and receives £170,000 a year in benefits, which includes £12,500 a month for her rent.

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