Indian, Pak men arrested in United kingdom sham wedding raid
Eight Indian and Pakistani men have been arrested in Britain as part of a crackdown on sham weddings which are used to gain legal residency in the country. A UK home office enforcement team said the men, aged between 27 and 40, were in the UK illegally and were taken into custody just before six ceremonies were to be held at Gretna registration office in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland.
Six of the men have been detained pending their removal from the UK, while the remaining two must report regularly to the Home Office while their pending immigration cases are concluded. No further information on their identities has been released. ‘Anyone in UK illegally and seeking to evade our immigration laws should take heed of this latest operation.
Expect to be caught by us and removed from the UK. The home office is working with colleagues at registration offices throughout Scotland and receives intelligence from variety of sources. We will not hesitate to act against those who mistakenly believe that they can abuse the system,’ said Anna Beattie from enforcement team.