Asylum seekers and migrants arriving in Britain are raking in tens of thousands of pounds by becoming people smugglers, helping more of their fellow countrymen to infiltrate the United Kingdom.
British police have charged dozens of foreigners with facilitating illegal immigration, as newcomers repay the generosity shown by the country that sheltered them from civil war by breaking it’s laws and violating it’s borders. The Times reports on the remarkable case of one such illegal immigration kingpin, 32-year old Fahmi Hakim who has just been sentenced to 11 years behind bars for running a large and sophisticated smuggling network.
Colluding with fellow migrants from Afghanistan, India, and Eastern Europe, Hakim was detained by police just as he was preparing to smuggle six Indian men into Britain on a route that took them through Russia and France. The men had each paid £10,000 to an agent in India before embarking on the trip and agreed to pay another £10,000 when they arrived in the UK. Instead, when they arrived in the United Kingdom they were held to ransom for even more money.
Although the illegal immigrants were taken by police when they broke open the operation, only one has been deported to date. The remainder managed to escape the authorities and vanish into the country.
Police found £50,000 in the boot of his car, and seized £90,000 from the gang in total – seven members of the gang have been sentenced to 80 years between them and another nine members of his criminal gang are to be sentenced next week.
A police spokesman said details from Home Office immigration records showed the members of the criminal smuggling gangs had come to Britain years ago in exactly the same fashion as they were now offering as a service to others for large amounts of cash – in the backs of lorries.
People smuggling gangs are one of the main driving forces behind the European migrant crisis, and are growing incredibly rich on the back of human suffering, which developing large criminal networks to further their trade.
Breitbart London reported in August on the extraordinary situation of British smuggling gangs actually operating their own migrant camps near Calais. A witness told a British television crew she had seen Englishmen ferrying migrants about in return for money. She said:
“English cars, all English cars come here, get people to Calais and leave them somewhere 5km, 10km away from the port of Calais and they do what they can.
“After three or four tries the smugglers ask them to pay again, it’s a lot of money, it is €1,500 (£1,050) for one crossing”.