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A Romanian man caught attempting to smuggle four illegal immigrants into Britain has been jailed.

Romanian EU citizen Gabriel Razvan Ionescu, 22, supplied fake passports to the Albanian men before boarding the P&O Ferries sailing from Rotterdam to Hull.

Officers from the UK Border Agency stopped Ionescu, who was driving a red Kia Sephia, as they disembarked at King George Dock on November 17.

Ionescu was sentenced at Hull Crown Court to two and a half years in prison.

Steve Lamb, regional director at the UK Border Agency, said: “People smuggling is a form of serious organised crime that preys on desperate and vulnerable people.

“The UK Border Agency is determined to stamp out this kind of illegal activity.”

Following an investigation by the UK Border Agency’s criminal and financial investigation immigration team, the Albanian men were returned to Holland.

Ionescu was held in custody in the UK and was charged with attempting to facilitate a breach of immigration law.

The Albanians, who were passengers in Ionescu’s car, were each jailed for two months on their return to Holland. Source: This is Hull and East Riding.

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