The UK Border Agency has arrested 8 people over a £1 million Immigration and Benefit Fraud. The arrest took place in the Forest Gate area of London where eight homes were raided by about 50 officers consisting of the UKBA, Metropolitan police and other law enforcement agencies.
According to the beliefs of officers, the operation is carried out by a gang whose intent is to swindle the UK’s benefits system by bringing in foreign citizens. During the operation, a number of fake passports, as well as cash of about £1,600, was recovered.
Among the eight people arrested were six males and two females aged between 18 and 48.They are being questioned in police custody. The apprehensions were made on suspicion of conspiracy to scam, ease a breach of immigration law and receive benefits and passports by deceit.
‘The message to those who seek to break the law in London is clear – we now have a formidable team specialising in immigration-related criminality. We will investigate most rigorously those people who seek to abuse the hospitality of the UK and commit crime” Said Chief Immigration Officer from the UK Border Agency’s London Immigration Crime, TeamJon Bradbourne.
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