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Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Fraudulent immigration ring exposed in Murcia

A fraudulent immigration scheme has been exposed in Murcia with the arrest of eight people (1 Spanish, 7 Moroccans) who were engaged in a variety of fraudulent practices ranging from promising to obtain work permits for illegal immigrants against payments ranging from €500- to €2,000-, but in fact not processing them through official channels, but instead producing documents bearing forged official stamps. The head of the gang was the Spaniard, JGJG aged 44 from Alcantarilla. Other aspects of the fraud related to social security with false employment records being created for the purpose, with the people concerned never having worked for the enterprises named. So far 21 cases have been uncovered, mainly in locations such as Mazarrón, Alhama de Murcia, Fuente Álamo and Patiño. All the local press carry details of the fraud and the eight arrests - see here, here and here.

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