Even lawyers caught facilitating illegal immigration

Posted: March 6, 2011 in Law & Disorder

IlieSeven people, including five lawyers, have been arrested as part of a major investigation into a group of solicitors suspected of facilitating illegal immigration into the UK.

Around 75 UK Border Agency and police officers were involved in a series of early morning raids on 14 addresses across London on Tuesday 1 March.

They took place at four locations in Lewisham, and addresses in the Eltham, Rainham, Bexley, Clapham, Camberwell, West Dulwich, Abbey Wood, Sydenham, Croydon and Enfield areas.

The raids follow a lengthy investigation by the agency’s London immigration crime team.

All seven suspects were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to facilitate illegal immigration into the UK. Six were questioned and bailed pending further enquiries, while one man was granted immigration bail pending his removal from the UK.

Given bail when he is facing removal from the UK are you have a bubble bath? Must check to see what the odds are for them turning up for removal on Bet.com

In addition, IT equipment and documents were also seized from a number of locations and will now be examined.

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