Posts Tagged ‘Sham marriages’

eunigeriaA bogus “bride” and “groom” were led away in handcuffs after they attempted to go through with a suspected sham marriage in Leeds.

Five people were arrested after Home Office immigration officials swooped before the ceremony was due to begin at Leeds Register Office, Yorkshire.

A 32-year-old Nigerian “groom” and his wannbe “bride”, a 29-year-old Slovakian woman, were arrested moments before the ceremony was due to begin.
Two witnesses, a 48-year-old man from Slovakia and a 54-year-old Nigerian woman, were also arrested.They also detained a 49-year-old Nigerian man who was found hiding in the ‘Khasi’ (toilet). Officers from the Home Office also seized a quantity of cash on Tuesday.

Four people have been charged with conspiracy to facilitate a breach of UK immigration law and the 54-year-old Nigerian woman was released on bail so she can probably go and be a sham wedding witness somewhere else.

Immigration officers revealed how they prevented around 70 sham marriages taking place in a single month by monitoring weddings before they took place at Leeds Town Hall in 2012.


Registrars and members of the public reported more than 9,100 bogus weddings last year but only 90 people were removed, the Home Affairs Committee was told.

Many more go unreported because register office staff fail to tell immigration officials, said borders inspector John Vine. Doesn’t anyone in this country do their jobs properly?

He explained to MPs the route to UK citizenship was a massive worry and along with proxy weddings, where neither bride nor groom has to be present, was the “biggest threat” to immigration control.

Last night Tory MP Douglas Carswell said: “It sounds like it’s happening on an industrial scale, but there is nothing we can do because we are part of the EU.”

No me old ‘china plate’ (mate) it’s nothing to do with being a part of the EU it’s because the government is gutless and won’t stand up to the EU bureaucrats, what are they going to do declare war on Britain?

'I now pronounce you jointly and severally liable for your future tax returns.'

eupakistanA brace of Maidstone sham weddings were stopped after the grooms were arrested by immigration officers.
The suspected sham marriages were stopped just before the ceremonies at the Archbishop’s Palace, in Mill Street, on Monday.
A 32-year-old Indian man was arrested at 10am on suspicion of entering the country illegally. His wanna-be bride, a 24-year-old Hungarian woman, was questioned by officers but as per usual released without charge.
Investigators then stopped the next planned wedding from going ahead and arrested a 26-year-old Pakistani man on suspicion of attempting to remain in the country illegally.
His intended bride, a 30-year-old Slovakian woman, was arrested on suspicion of facilitating a false marriage. Apparently there was no link between the two sham marriages which shows just how common these sham marriages are.
Both grooms have now been placed in immigration detention and will be deported.
Officers who attended the Kent County Council-run register office also discovered thousands of pounds in the boot of a car, which has been seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

What idiot came up with World Book Day obviously someone with money to burn.

dunce-cap-copyWorld Book Day is when saucepan lids (kids) all over the world are encouraged to go to school dressed up as their favourite book character. Harry Potter, Cinderella and the like although I can’t see loads of kids in Korea or Somalia strolling down the frog and toad (road) dressed as Harry Potter or Little Red Riding Hood.

Anyway my point is in this time of austerity where everybody who works or is on benefits is being parted from their desperately needed money by our robbing the poor to give to the rich government do they really need to spend out £20 or so to kit out their kid with an outfit for only one day. Don’t say they could make one as our local school only gave about one or two days notice of supporting this event. What if some mum has two or three kids at school, £60 on one day is no laughing matter.

Bogus bigamist bride

shammarriageA bogus bride was caught minutes before she could marry her fourth husband.
Raquel Neto Furtado De Andrade had already married three Nigerians to help give them the right to stay in Britain. Blimey she looks as though she has four names too. Her attempt to illegally marry again was foiled by suspicious staff at Harrow register office in north London who tipped off immigration officials about the bigamous 22-year-old, who used the same wedding dress at each ceremony.
Checks revealed De Andrade had three ‘husbands’, none of which she had divorced, the fourth groom, a 32-year-old Nigerian, was arrested with her and has been deported.
De Andrade, from Tottenham, north London, was charged with two counts of bigamy, two counts of facilitation and one count of perjury. She admitted the charges in February and was jailed at Harrow Crown Court on Tuesday.
She will be deported to her native Portugal on her release from prison. Yeah right!

14nnrrnA man from Kosovo was arrested just moments before he was due to take part in a suspected sham marriage in Blackburn.
Officers attended the Register Office, in Northgate, shortly before 15:00 on Friday 14th February. Ah, Valentines Day how romantic.
Anyway just before the ceremony was due to begin officers intervened and the 29-year-old man was arrested after checks revealed he was in the country illegally.
He had been due to marry a 20-year-old British woman, who was interviewed by officers and later released. The ‘groom’ has been detained pending his removal from the UK.
By the way
Official figures show that between January and October last year, a total of 7,606 fake weddings were reported to the Home Office yet just 90 people were deported over the same period for engaging in false marriages to gain entry to the UK. Mind you 7,606 fake marriages and one of the participants is normally legal and always gets off Scot free so that cuts it down to 3,803 possibles to deport. Not so bad eh?

DeldeffieldA Tube worker from Herne Bay, Kent, smuggled two Albanians into Britain in the boot of his car.
Matthew Delderfield, 43, hid the illegal immigrants in his Vauxhall Vectra, perhaps Vauxhall can use this as a selling point for their ‘jam jar’ (car). Vectra’s boot is so big you can traffick people in it. Anyway he reckoned he was given a “sob story” by a friend at London Underground. That old chestnut. Unfortunately he came unstuck after he was stopped by immigration officials and the Albanians were found hiding.
Delderfield was arrested and admitted the smuggling offence at Canterbury Crown Court. He was caught red-handed how can he not plead guilty.

Apparently an Albanian who works for the underground spun him a story about two Albanians who were having serious ‘aggro’ in their own country. Are Albanians allowed to work over here?
The judge must have fallen for Delderfield’s sob story too as he was given an 18-month jail sentence suspended for two years and ordered to pay £2,000 costs.
The judge then ordered that his £6,000 car, which was seized by the UK Border Agency in December 2012, be forfeited. Delderfield was also ordered to do 250 hours of unpaid work for the community.
Sham marriage stopped

Acting on information that the relationship may not be genuine, officers attended the Register Office, St George’s Hall in Liverpool shortly before 10:00 on 28th January 2014.
Just before the ceremony was due to begin officers stepped in and the 30-year-old man, who had been living in Manchester, was arrested after checks revealed he was in the country illegally.
He had been due to marry a 19-year-old Slovakian woman, who was interviewed by officers and later released. The ‘groom’ has been detained pending his removal from the UK.

Another sham marriage stopped

eupakistanA man has been arrested and faces removal from the UK after a suspected sham wedding was prevented in Weybridge.
Acting on information that the relationship may not be genuine, officers attended Weybridge Register Office, Oatlands Drive, at about 11:00 on 28th January 2014.
They arrested a 28-year-old Pakistani man who was in the country illegally having overstayed his visa. He was detained and now faces removal from the UK.
His would-be bride, a 24-year-old Bulgarian woman, was questioned by officers and later released. The pair gave inconsistent accounts of their relationship and shared no common language.

Algerian growing cannabis

A cannabis farm has been discovered following an operation at an address in Brighton.
Acting on intelligence, officers visited a house on St James’ Street Mews at about 06:15 on 27th January 2014, where they carried out immigration checks on those living there.
A 33-year-old Algerian man who had overstayed his visa was arrested. Officers searching the building then found around 70 cannabis plants in a bedroom. This matter was passed to Sussex Police for further investigation and their officers are now questioning the man.

Talking about overstaying visas, has anyone checked if all those foreign Olympians have actually returned home?

In Enfield

eunigeriaA man has been arrested and faces removal from the UK after a suspected sham wedding was prevented in Enfield.
Acting on information that the relationship may not be genuine, officers attended Enfield Register Office, Gentleman’s Row, at about 14:00 on 22nd January 2014.
They arrested a 44-year-old Nigerian man, not another Nigerian, who was in the country illegally having overstayed his visa. He was detained and now faces removal from the UK. Officers found £500 in cash on him, which is believed to have been his fee to the bride. Five hundred smackers, what a cheapskate.
His would-be bride, a 39-year-old Czech woman, was questioned by officers and later released.

In Morden

A couple have been jailed for attempting to enter into a sham marriage at Morden Register Office.
Pakistan national Arfat Hussain, 24, and Bulgarian ‘bride’ Aneta Kaleeva, 25, were arrested by officers moments before their ceremony was due to take place on 3rd January 2013. It didn’t take Bulgarians long to get involved in crime did it?
Officers were called after register office staff raised suspicions about the couple, observing there was little interaction between the pair.

Croydon Crown Court heard Kaleeva, of Garner Road in Walthamstow, had previously attempted to marry a 28-year-old Bangladeshi man whose leave to remain had been curtailed. That marriage was cancelled at the last minute and he voluntarily departed the UK shortly afterwards. Perhaps third time lucky for Kaleeva if she sticks at it.

Hussain, of Selkirk Road in Tooting, was attempting to marry Kaleeva in order to gain leave to remain in the UK as the spouse of an EEA national.
The couple both admitted perjury charges during a trial at Croydon Crown Court on 22nd January 2014 and were sentenced to 8 months’ imprisonment. The judge ordered two further charges of facilitation to remain on file.

Illegal workers caught

expressActing on intelligence, officers visited the New Orient Express, Gordon Terrace, Stakeford, on 22nd January 2014 and questioned staff to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
They arrested three Chinese women aged between 31 and 50 and two men aged 43 and 47, who had breached immigration rules. All five were found working illegally and had either overstayed their visas or entered the country illegally.
Two of the women were transferred to immigration detention pending removal from the UK. The remaining three workers have been placed on immigration bail to seek illegal work elsewhere.
A search of the business following the operation resulted in a cash seizure and this is now subject to investigation.

LinJunOfficers also visited Lin Jun Chinese Takeaway, Elliot Street in Blyth, and arrested a 40-year-old Chinese man who was working illegally. He currently remains in immigration detention pending removal from the country.