Notice: wp_enqueue_script was called incorrectly. Scripts and styles should not be registered or enqueued until the wp_enqueue_scripts, admin_enqueue_scripts, or login_enqueue_scripts hooks. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 3.3.0.) in /home/immigration/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4138
Immigration gang arrests in massive UK Border Agency operation | Immigration Matters

Want to learn more about UK/EU Immigration Law? Click Act Now to learn more... Act Now

Hide
Show
Call Us +44 7950 458 464 | info@immigrationmatters.co.uk
 Categories : News

 

The UK Border Agency arrested five people last week as part of a major investigation into a gang suspected of supplying illegal workers to UK employers.

In one of the biggest operations of its kind undertaken by the agency, approximately 150 immigration officers and police officers took part in early-morning raids on 15 locations in Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

The raids followed an 8-month investigation by the south east immigration crime team into the supply of illegal workers.

The workers were being provided for an employment agency based in Crawley.

An 61-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of facilitating a breach of the immigration laws and money-laundering offences at 2 addresses in Crawley.

Another woman, aged 44, was also arrested on suspicion of facilitating a breach of immigration laws and money laundering at Clacket Lane service station on the M25.

Two men, both from Sri Lanka, were arrested on suspicion of facilitating a breach of immigration laws at separate addresses in Crawley.

All 5 are now being questioned at police stations in Sussex, say the boreder agency.

IT equipment and documents were seized from a number of locations, and will now be examined. A substantial quantity of cash was also recovered.

Around 25 people, believed to be mainly Sri Lankan nationals, were arrested for immigration offences at a number of locations in Sussex and Surrey. They are also being questioned, and the Home Office will seek to remove those found to be working here illegally.

Andy Cummins, head of the immigration crime team, said:

‘We believe that we have disrupted a significant international organised criminal network, which aimed to assist people to enter and stay in the UK illegally.

Today’s operation is the result of an extensive investigation involving both the UK Border Agency and the police’s south east organised crime directorate. That investigation continues.’

The agency said that anyone with information about immigration crime should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit the the Crimestoppers website. Anonymity can be assured. Source: UK Border Agency.

See also:

Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 3 October 2010

UK Border Agency arrest 11 in North London raid

More sham marriage arrests

Bogus NHS dentist with fake qualifications worked for nine years

Former British MP George Galloway arrives in Canada after ban lifted

Immigration Officers say ‘access denied’ to internet lover seeking entry into the UK

If you need any immigration advice or help with Sponsorship or Work Permits, Visa, ILR/Settlement, Citizenship, dependant visa or an appeal against a refusal please email: 

info@immigrationmatters.co.uk or visit www.immigrationmatters.co.uk

Spread the Word, like or share this page, your friends will also love it and thanks for it.



Do you employ foreign workers? Don't risk a £20,000 fine and a possible custodial sentence. We can advice on Entrepreneur Visas, Investor Visas and Home Office sponsor licence compliance for your business. Use the button below to schedule an appointment...

About

Immigration Adviser, Speaker and Author See also: www.LinkedIn.com Profile - http://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=hb_tab_pro_top www.Ecademy.com Profile: http://www.ecademy.com/account.php?id=110038 http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/14119859749/

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked by *.

You must beLogged in to post a comment.