He was found to have stashed nearly £500,000 in his luxury penthouse, was caught by police because he was seen driving a Lamborghini without a job.
Uddin’s extravagant lifestyle led police officers to raid his apartment last autumn, where they found about £460,000 in cash bundles, 70 pairs of designer jeans valued up to £700 each and expensive jewellery.
Detective Chief Inspector Bruce Riddell said Operation Stingray had resulted in ‘the largest single cash amount’ ever recovered by Thames Valley Police.
He said: ‘From this, he was living a lavish lifestyle, spending over £62,000 on renting fast cars and expensive properties in Summertown.
After teaming up with other forces and further investigation, Thames Valley officers discovered his Oxford base and centre of his empire.
Det Ch Insp Riddell said: ‘I think we have got him right at the right time as he was trying to build his business’ – but it all seems to check out
‘Uddin was about showing how wealthy he was and the lifestyle he led. Ultimately, that was his downfall because members of the community came forward and reported this to us to say he ‘doesn’t have a job, he is living well beyond his means, we do not know how he is getting this money’