As we progress further into September shed loads of illegal workers caught
Two men have been arrested following an operation by officers at two restaurants in Pembroke. On Wednesday 4th September 2013 officers visited Pembroke Tandoori, on Main Street, Pembroke where a Bangladeshi man, 55, who is suspected of having overstayed his visa, was arrested.
Later at Rajah Tamarind Spice, on Pembroke Street, Pembroke Dock, a 36-year-old Bangladeshi man was also arrested on suspicion of overstaying his visa. Both men have been released on immigration bail giving them a chance to vanish.
In southern England
Immigration officers visited Nisa Local Convenience Store, Al Amin Exotic Foods and Taj Mahal Supermarket on Wednesday 11th September in Brighton. Individuals were questioned to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
Officers entered Nisa, The Highway, at 11.10am and arrested a 26-year-old Indian man who had overstayed his visa.
They then moved on to Al Amin on Lewes Road at 12.55pm, where they arrested a Bangladeshi man, aged 29, who had entered the country illegally.
Finally they visited Taj Mahal, Bedford Place, at 2.55pm where they arrested a 23-year-old Pakistani man who was working in breach of his visa conditions.
In the Garden of England
Officers visited Masala Reef on Hove Street, Sheerness, Kent at 5.45pm on Friday 6th September. Individuals were questioned to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
Three men were arrested. Two Bangladeshi nationals, aged 26 and 31, had overstayed their visas while a 21-year-old Indian national was working in breach of his visa conditions.
In the land of the ‘sweaty socks’ (Jocks)
Five illegal workers from Bangladesh have been arrested following a Home Office immigration enforcement operation in Buckie, Scotland
Immigration officers visited Bengal Brasserie, Cluny Square, at 5.30pm on Tuesday 10th September. Individuals were questioned to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
Four men aged between 22 and 49 had overstayed their visas while a 35-year-old had entered the country illegally.
One of the men who had overstayed his visa, aged 31, has been detained pending removal from the country. The others have been placed on immigration bail and will also be removed from the UK if found to have no right to remain and can be found again.
Sham marriage foiled
A Nigerian man, no surprise there then, has appeared in court charged with assisting unlawful immigration after Immigration officers interrupted a suspected sham wedding in Belfast.
Eghosa Courage Agbonghae, 31, and who lives in the Republic of Ireland, was also charged with entering the UK illegally at Laganside Magistrates Court on Monday 9th September 2013
A total of 6 people were arrested during the operation at the Register Office in Belfast City Hall on Saturday 7th September 2013. Nigerian Joy Uwadibie, 28, has been charged with seeking to obtain leave by deception and will appear in Laganside Magistrates Court on 3rd October 2013.
Two Portuguese men Armindo Claudio Camilo, aged 34 and Felix Camilo, 18, were both charged with assisting unlawful immigration and will appear at court on the same date.
Two other guests, a Somali woman and Nigerian man, who were arrested for entering the country illegally, have now been removed from the UK.
Sham marriage gang jailed
Four members of a sham marriage ring have been sentenced at Craigavon Crown Court.
Bangladeshi Mohammad Rahman, 30, and Portuguese Naydyne Sally Aguiar Gomes Botelho, 27, were arrested when officers stopped their sham wedding from taking place in Larne in April 2012.
Rahman, of Abbey Street, Bangor, was jailed for 12 months, with 6 months to be served on licence after [pleading guilty to/being found guilty of] seeking to obtain leave by deception. He was recommended for deportation on completion of his sentence. Yeah right, that’s likely to happen.
The court heard how Botelho had flown into Belfast from London just to take part in the sham marriage. She was sentenced to 10 months in jail, suspended for 2 years, after pleading /being found guilty of assisting unlawful immigration.
Also sentenced at the same court on Friday 6th September 2013 were Bangladeshi Mostafizar Rahman, 24, and Portuguese Catia Sofia Lima, 32. The pair were jailed for staging their own sham marriage, which was uncovered as officers investigated Mohammad Rahman and Botelho. That’s what you get for helping someone else.
Mostafizar Rahman, of Earlswood Road, Belfast, was sentenced to 16 months in jail, with 8 months to be served on licence, for seeking to obtain leave by deception. He was also recommended for deportation at the end of his sentence.
Lima, of Long Acre House, London, was sentenced to 16 months in jail with 8 months to be served on licence.