I’m always on about how foreign criminals and illegal immigrants are give bail too easily, here’s why.
A coach driver skipped bail in August during his £3m drugs smuggling case and is still on the run because no one has signed his arrest warrant. Obviously ‘sussed’ his case was going down the pan.
Three months after Mimoun Bounaoura was convicted in his absence of illegally importing nearly 140lbs (59 kilos in foreign terms) of heroin, the 28-year-old Dutch national has not been caught because apparently his European arrest warrant has yet to be sent to Dutch police. Stephen Requena, prosecuting, said lawyers were waiting until he was sentenced before issuing the order to arrest the Dutch national. Chicken, egg, springs to mind.
Bounaoura was found guilty by a jury in August, in his absence, of illegally importing heroin in a coach he was driving in August 2011. He was stopped at Coquelles, near Calais, driving into the UK and customs officials discovered the heroin stashed in a black suitcase .
Sentencing was adjourned again until December. What’s the betting the case will be adjourned yet again, the geezer has a four month start on the ‘Old Bill’.
Nine illegals have been arrested following a series of raids in Crawley.
UKBA officers paid a visit to a number of residential addresses on Thursday 8th November and Friday 9th November. The operation was part of a crackdown on the 100,000’s of individuals who have over-stayed their visas.
The nitty gritty:
The Rise, Pound Hill, was visited at 5.30am on Thursday and a 25-year-old Pakistani male who had overstayed his visa was arrested
Pine Close, Langley Green, was visited at 6am on Thursday and a 21-year-old Indian male who had overstayed his visa was arrested.
Glebe Close, Northgate, was visited at 6:00 on Thursday, where three people were arrested. Indian men aged 26 and 36 had both submitted false documents for their previous visa applications and a 47-year-old Filipino man was working in breach of his visa conditions.
Colwyn Close, Bewbush, was visited at 6:45 on Friday and a 28-year-old Indian woman who had overstayed her visa was arrested.
Southgate Parade was visited at 7:15 on Friday. A 35-year-old Pakistani man had overstayed his visa, a 23-year-old Sri Lankan man was found to be a failed asylum seeker and a 40-year-old Pakistani man was working in breach of his visa conditions. All three were arrested.
Officers also visited an address in Latimer Close, Langley Green, at 5:45 on Thursday where they found a 57-year-old Indian man who had overstayed his visa.
Meanwhile three illegal immigrants have been caught in raids on two Grantham takeaways.
On 23rd October officers paid an unannounced visit to the Emperor’s Kitchen, Westgate where they arrested a Chinese man, aged 32, after checks showed that he had no right to be in the UK.
On 7th November the Peking Wok, Wharf Road, was visited and two Chinese nationals arrested – a 45-year-old woman who had overstayed her visa and a 19-year-old man who had entered the UK illegally. All three illegal migrants remain in detention.
Do you take this woman… oh no you don’t!
A man from Pakistan has been arrested just moments before he was due to take part in a suspected ‘sham wedding’ at Slough register office.
UKBA officers attended The Centre on Farnham Road just before 12:30 on Monday 12th November.
Just before the ceremony was due to begin, officers intervened and the 40-year-old was arrested for being in the country illegally having overstayed his visa.
He had been due to enter into a partnership with a 33-year-old Polish woman, even though the couple didn’t appear to speak the same language and needed translators to communicate. The Polish woman was questioned and released, while the Pakistani man has been detained pending his removal from the UK.