Vicar Jailed For Arranging Sham Marriages

Following the sentencing the head of the Immigration crime team investigations in the South East, Andy Cummins, said that “These 3 men were involved in the biggest criminal conspiracy of its type ever seen in Britain. These sentences show just how seriously the courts take these kinds of offences. Reverend Brown knowingly abused the trust put in him by the church, his congregation and his community. His role was crucial in this scam. His co-conspirators took advantage of and exploited the desperation of others for their own ends. As this case shows, illegal immigration can be big business. We are committed to tackling the criminal groups behind it, putting the ringleaders before the courts, and, ultimately, behind bars.”

The Minister for Immigration, Damian Green, said that “Illegal immigration is big business. At home and abroad, we are tackling highly organised crime groups who make their living by trying to exploit the immigration system and breach our border security. Some of these hide people in lorries in an attempt to cross our borders illegally; some provide them with fake identity documents; others set up bogus colleges or arrange sham marriages. Worst of all – some force women and children to work against their will in the sex industry. This month, the UK Border Agency is carrying out an intense period of activity to go after these organised crime groups to put the ringleaders before the courts and shut off the supply of illegal immigrants at its source.\’

The UK Border Agency will now be looking to clamp down further on illegal immigration following the announcement of a major campaign to target organised crime groups.

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