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Two Nigerians held in fraud probe

Two Nigerians suspected of immigration and fraud offences have been arrested following a raid on a house in south Belfast.

The operation was part of a UK-wide summer campaign to tackle illegal working, sham marriages, bogus colleges and organised immigration crime.

Acting on information received, the UK Border Agency and police visited an address in the Village area of the Donegall Road at dawn on Tuesday and questioned the occupants about immigration and other matters.

One man is suspected of having overstayed the conditions of his entry visa and the other is suspected of being an illegal immigrant.

Two male Nigerian nationals, aged 35 and 40 years of age, were arrested and questioned about immigration and serious fraud offences.

Immigration Minister Damian Green said: “The Government has tasked the UK Border Agency with carrying out an intense period of enforcement activity over the summer. We are determined to create a hostile environment which makes it harder than ever for illegal immigrants to come to the UK and put down roots.”

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