A man who ran a large illegal immigration network between France and the United Kingdom has been sentenced to 11 years in prison in Belgium, Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Wednesday.
Hewa Rahimpur30 years, fromIran, led a network that kidnapped 10,000 people from his home in Ilford, east London. The man bought small boats Turkey itself and delivered unto them GermanyIn Belgium And Netherlandsbefore transporting them to the north coast France For smuggling migrantsEngland, N.C.A. Illegal immigration is a major political issue in Britain Prime Minister Rishi Sunak promised “Stop the Boats”.
3500 and 7000 euros per crossing
London Involved in legal conflict over immigrant deportation program Rwanda. A record 45,755 crossed the canal last year and more than 25,000 have been identified this year. Heva Rahimpour’s arrest sparked operations and arrests across Europe, with 60 inflatable boats and hundreds of life jackets seized in Germany. A British court ordered his extradition to Belgium, where prosecutors said his network charged migrants between 3,000 and 6,000 pounds (3,462 and 6,924 euros) for the crossing. Nineteen others were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 30 months to eight years. “The Hewa Rahimpur network, at the time of his arrest, was involved in small boat crossings and was involved in transporting thousands of migrants to the UK.”Craig Turner, the NCA’s deputy director of investigations, said.