Three Pakistani men have been arrested moments before they were due to take part in a suspected sham marriage in Enniskillen.
Acting on information that the relationship may not be genuine, officers attended Enniskillen register office at the Town Hall, in Townhall Street, at 14:00 on Monday 13th January.
Just before the ceremony, officers intervened and a 29-year-old Pakistani man was arrested after checks revealed he had entered the country illegally having travelled from Dublin.
He had been due to marry a 24-year-old Estonian woman who lives in Dublin. She was arrested, interviewed by officers and later released on condition that she voluntarily leaves the country. Yeah right!
Two further Pakistani men, aged 26 and 27, who had also travelled from Dublin and were there to act as witnesses were arrested for entering the UK illegally.
All three men are currently in detention while steps are taken to remove them from the country.
More Pakistanis this time illegally working in Manchester
Two immigration offenders have been arrested following operations by immigration officers in Manchester.
They visited Kababish, Hamilton Street, Manchester, on Thursday 9th January and questioned individuals present to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
They arrested two Pakistani men for immigration offences. The men, aged 47 and 70, had both overstayed their visas and were working illegally. Both are currently in detention pending their removal from the UK.
and in Ardrossan more Pakistanis caught
Three immigration offenders have been caught following an operation in Ardrossan (that’s in sweaty sock land), Scotland.
On Friday 10th January, immigration officers visited The Spicy Hut takeaway on Princes Street, carrying out immigration checks on those present.
Three Pakistani men, aged 31, 32 and 36, were arrested for working illegally.
The 31-year-old had entered the country illegally and had no permission to work while the 36-year-old had overstayed his visa.
Both are currently in detention while steps are taken to remove them from the country.
The 32-year-old man who also had no permission to work was released and must now report to the Home Office while his case is considered. If he is found to have no right to be in the UK steps will be taken to remove him. That’s if he can be found ever again.
but in Northern Ireland it’s Chinese illegal workers being caught
Officers visited the Spring Chinese Take Away at 18:00 on Thursday 9th January 2014, and questioned staff to check if they had the right to be in the UK. The takeaway, on Jordanstown Road, Newtownabbey, was found to be employing three illegal workers.
Officers arrested a 26-year-old Chinese man, who had entered the country illegally. Two further Chinese men, aged 23 and 25, who had no permission to work were escorted from the premises.
All three were released in the hope they will report to the Home Office regularly.