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Immigration scam gang handed
to students who wanted to extend their
visas, and helped prepare immigration
applications, which were then sup-
tough jail sentences
ported by the false documents they
had manufactured.
The whole operation is thought to have
Four people who ran a bogus college Kao and Wie Xing, and two men from
netted them in excess of £4.5 million,
and a corrupt immigration advisory Bangladesh, Khaled Mahmud and
and £2.5 million was found under the
firm have been jailed for a total of 25 Tareq Mahmud, pleaded guilty to con-
bed of the defendants in the London
years, following a joint investigation spiracy to assist unlawful immigration.
flat they shared.
by the UK Border Agency’s immigra- After they have served their sentences,
tion crime team and the Metropolitan ranging from 4 to 7 years, it is likely
Detective Superintendent Chris Foster,
Police. Two Chinese nationals, Junjie that they will be deported.
head of the UK Border Agency’s
London and South East Region immi-
The gang set up a bogus college,
gration crime teams, commented,
which claimed, falsely, to offer
“This was an extremely complex 18
genuine courses of education.
month investigation that involved many
In return for payments some-
thousands of pages of documentary
times amounting to thousands of
evidence seized from a bogus college
pounds, the gang provided fake
and a corrupt law firm. The amount of
documents and certificates to
cash seized from underneath the bed
allow their clients to gain visas to
of the defendants only highlights the
stay in the UK. They also estab-
attraction that immigration crime has
lished a legal services company,
for criminal gangs.”
which claimed to provide advice
Curries with a difference
– a honey glazed white meat in an
apple and mushroom sauce – and this
is said to be a clear favourite among
The Ruchi Indian Restaurant in buffalo and wild boar as well. diners. According to Dan, “The method
Oldham, Lancashire is setting itself Sam and Dan also have a restaurant of cooking I use is Bangladeshi with
apart from its rivals by offering some in Liverpool where they tried out their traditional spices and techniques my
very different recipes with unusual and experimental dishes first and when mother taught me.”
exotic meat ingredients, such as croc- they proved popular they started As business is booming at Ruchi and
odile and kangaroo. Ruchi – which is selling them at Ruchi’s as well. The at its sister restaurant, Shere Khan
run by Sam and Dan Miah – also offers restaurant imports the meat from Express, in Liverpool, there are
ostrich and African springbok and and Scottish suppliers who source the pro- now plans for a new restaurant in
the brothers say they plan to start duce from across the globe. Rishworth in Yorkshire.
experimenting with zebra, impala, Crocodile is used in Dan’s mita kumbi
Seaford waiter found murdered
A young waiter, 27-year old Ahmed
Remon Hayder, who worked at the
Moon of India restaurant in Seaford,
east Sussex, has been found murdered
in a flat in the seaside town. Known
to friends as Ray he was running the
restaurant while his parents were in
Bangladesh on holiday. A post-mor-
tem showed he dies of head injuries.
Mohammed Anhar from Tower
Hamlets has been charged with the
murder and with aggravated burglary.
Mr Hayder’s family said they were dev-
astated by the death of a “beloved son
and brother”.
Spice Business Magazine 4 February | March 2010
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