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Employers: Man jailed for immigration offences in Glasgow

21 March 2013

A 61-year-old man from Pakistan has been handed a 14 month prison sentence after pleading guilty to entering the UK using a passport he obtained by stealing someone else's identity.

Amin Raja was arrested by our officers from the criminal and financial investigation team last November at a flat in Glasgow's Govanhill.

At Glasgow Sheriff court on 19 March, Raja pleaded guilty to possession of an improperly obtained passport, another offence under the Immigration Act and providing a false name.

Raja will be... considered for deportation back to Pakistan on completion of his prison sentence.

He had previously been removed from the UK after having a claim for asylum refused. He then re-entered the country using a British passport which had been fraudulently obtained using someone else's identity.

Carolyne Lindsay, criminal and financial investigation team, UK Border Agency, said:

'Our officers are working throughout Scotland to ensure that people like Amin Raja cannot profit from their attempts to abuse the immigration system and live illegally in this country.

'This case should serve as a warning to offenders that they face prison and deportation for their crimes.'

Anyone with information about immigration offenders can report crime on this website, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.