Gang which forged papers for illegal migrants held

23rd January 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 January 2007, MALAGA — Spanish authorities broke up a ring that provided false work papers to illegal immigrants, officials said on Tuesday.The Civil Guard arrested 13 suspects in several operations in southern Spain.The suspects were allegedly members of a network that provided false documents to more than 600 people via nonexistent companies.Sources close to the investigation said the ring created at least 16 dummy corporations that were represented by Spanish front men and insolvent Moroccans.The com

23 January 2007

MALAGA — Spanish authorities broke up a ring that provided false work papers to illegal immigrants, officials said on Tuesday.

The Civil Guard arrested 13 suspects in several operations in southern Spain.

The suspects were allegedly members of a network that provided false documents to more than 600 people via nonexistent companies.

Sources close to the investigation said the ring created at least 16 dummy corporations that were represented by Spanish front men and insolvent Moroccans.

The companies offered jobs that immigrants, most of them Moroccans, listed to support their applications for permanent residency in Spain.

The ring charged immigrants EUR 3,000 for a fictitious job offer.

The network advertised to find immigrants looking to legalize their status in Spain.

Immigrants applying for residency were provided with employment contracts from nonexistent companies that could then be used to renew work and residency permits.

Police seized computers, computer files, cash, a pick-up truck, cell phones and documents during searches of seven residences.

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Subject: Spanish news



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