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The Daily Telegraph reports this weekend that a Brazilian woman suspected of being involved in the sex industry was refused entry to the UK after border officials discovered only three T-shirts, a dressing gown and a large quantity of lingerie in her luggage. 

When the 32-year-old woman arrived at Newcastle Airport on a flight from Geneva, she told UK Border Agency officers that she was only on a four-day visit. 

Suspicions were raised when she could not say what she would be doing in the UK other than “seeing Newcastle city centre”. 

Checks revealed that the woman had been refused entry to the UK at Belfast City Airport only three months before – although she sought to conceal this by replacing the passport containing the refusal stamps with a new Brazilian passport. 

She was turned back at Belfast on January 15 because UK Border Agency officers became suspicious over her vague reasons for coming to the city and conducted a baggage search. 

This revealed a collection of sexual paraphernalia including a diary/address book containing details for numerous male contacts, escort agencies and sex sites. 

After she initially denied being in the sex industry, the woman eventually admitted her intention to provide “escort services” in Northern Ireland and she was removed from the UK. 

UK Border Agency officers at Newcastle Airport again refused the woman entry to the UK on April 4. She was detained and removed back to Geneva the same day. 

A UK Border Agency spokesman said: 

“We routinely make checks to ensure that people wanting to visit the UK have not previously tried to circumvent our immigration laws. Visitors to the UK must play by the rules. Those who do not are refused entry and sent home.” 

Immigration officials have the power to refuse entry even if you are holding a visa or permission to work. 

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