Man sentenced for immigration offences – Luton, Bedfordshire, Belgium
Following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) assisted by Belgium authorities, a man has been sentenced for immigration offences.
Mustafa Mustafa, aged 33 of Wendover Road, Bedford pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration at Luton Crown Court on 24 June 2020.
Yesterday (23/3) Mustafa was sentenced to five years and five months’ imprisonment.
It follows offences in Luton, Bedfordshire and Belgium when Mustafa and others conspired to bring non-EU citizens into the UK via Belgium.
Three other men involved were previously sentenced for the conspiracy in Belgium to a total of 11 years’ imprisonment on 7 May 2020.
“I’d firstly like to thank the Belgium authorities for their assistance in this case.
“Four criminals have now been sentenced for their part in this conspiracy to unlawfully bring non-EU citizens to the UK via Belgium.
“This behaviour can involve the most vulnerable in our societies and cause endless misery for those involved.
“Mustafa has now been taken out of our communities and will spend time in prison for his crimes.
“We take crimes like this very seriously and will always seek justice through the courts for those found to be involved.”Investigating officer, Detective Constable Neil Smith of the SEROCU Investigations Team
Notes to editors:
Others sentenced for conspiracy:
Rieyad Mohamed, aged 44 from Keppochhill Road, Glasgow, Scotland was sentenced to 4 years’ imprisonment.
Najat Aziz, aged 41 from Keppochhill Road, Glasgow, Scotland was sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment.
Ahmed Hasso, aged 31 from Antwerpen, Belgium was sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment.