Three in court after 'sham wedding' swoop
Two men and a woman appeared in court yesterday after police disrupted an alleged sham marriage in Belfast.
Kashif Ali, Veronika Dzurikova and Asif Nasair were charged following a swoop on a ceremony at City Hall on Monday.
Dzurikova (22) a Slovakian national of no fixed address, is accused of attempting to participate in a sham marriage.
She did not seek bail at Belfast Magistrate's Court and was remanded in custody to appear again next month.
Ali (22), a Pakistani with an address at Levernbridge Way, Glasgow, is charged with illegally trying to remain in the UK by deception, namely through a sham marriage.
He was also remanded in custody to appear again in four weeks' time.
The third suspect, Nasair (39), of Allison Street, Glasgow, is charged with breaching immigration law by conspiring to act as best man in a sham marriage.
His lawyer applied for bail, telling the court that the accused worked as a taxi driver.
District Judge Fiona Bagnall remanded Nasair in custody overnight to allow checks to be carried out on a possible address.