Police in Spain arrest gang smuggling illegal immigrants into Britain

Police have arrested a gang of traffickers smuggling people into the UK

SPANISH police have smashed a gang who smuggled illegal Albanian immigrants into the UK.

Officers in Barcelona and major airports including Majorca and Madrid have arrested 85 people including false passport holders and those who provided them with the fake documents.

The arrests followed an investigation which began last November when police detected a surge in the number of Albanians travelling through Spain to the UK and Ireland.

Detectives say members of the gang promised the immigrants they would help them get dream jobs in Britain before supplying them with fake Romanian, Italian or Greek passports to help them get into the country.

Six of those arrested are minors. More than 100 falsified documents, including ID cards, student IDs and driving licences, have been seized.

Around a dozen of those detained are travel facilitators who have been accused of belonging to a criminal gang.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.express.co.uk

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