An India man and two Women from Mauritius are due to be deported from the United Kingdom after a UK Border Agency operation at Gretna registration office.
“On Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 February, our officers acted on intelligence to investigate a wedding due to take place at the office,” the UKBA said.
In the first case, an Indian man who was due to be married to a British woman was found to be in the UK illegally. He is currently in detention, while arrangements are made to return him to India.
In the second case, a woman from Mauritius was due to marry a Polish man. She and her daughter, who was due to act as a witness to the marriage, were found to be in the UK illegally. They too are both in detention, pending their removal to Mauritius.
Phil Taylor, the UK Border Agency’s regional director in Scotland and Northern Ireland, said:
Anyone in the UK illegally and seeking to evade our immigration laws should take heed of this latest operation, and expect to be found by us and removed from the UK.
‘The UK Border Agency is working with colleagues at registration offices throughout Scotland and receives intelligence from a wide variety of sources. We will not hesitate to act against those who mistakenly believe that they can abuse the immigration system.’