An Iranian—who entered Britain illegally but who was then granted leave to remain as an “asylum seeker”—has been jailed for helping other illegal immigrants invade the U.K.
Mostafa Rabeih Lalehka, 32, was jailed for three years and one month for helping to smuggle four Iranian women and two children into the U.K. as part of a much larger invasion racket.
A report by the BBC revealed that Lalehka, living in Cardiff, Wales, claimed that he had engaged in the illegal immigration scam so “that he could bring his wife” to Britain illegally.
His version of events was rejected by the court, and he pleaded guilty to two counts of “helping an asylum seeker” enter the U.K., one of attempting to help, and also money laundering.
It is the first case of its kind dealt with by the regional organized crime unit in Wales, the BBC reported.
“You were assisting vulnerable people to enter the U.K. to claim asylum for gain for yourself and for others,” said Judge Neil Bidder QC.
“It’s clear this was a very carefully organized enterprise. It’s obvious there were other people above you in the chain of command but you played a vital role in assisting asylum seekers to enter the U.K.
“You were aware they were being exploited for substantial gain because you yourself entered the U.K. illegally and paid a large amount of money to people like the people who organized for these women and children to enter the U.K.”
The court heard Lalehka arrived in the U.K. in 2006, when he paid an agent $12,000 (£9,000) to get him into the country.
He served three months in jail for illegally entering the country, before being given permanent residence by the authorities after pretending to be an asylum seeker.
He has been living in Cardiff, parasiting off the taxpayers on welfare since leaving jail.
While bringing invaders to the UK, he would pay for the flights of the other people, and accompany them to the U.K. from Barcelona.
The women would have false documents for various legs of the journey, but on the final flight to the U.K., they would dispose of the documents and arrive at the airport seeking asylum,” the court heard.
All the women Lalehka had helped into the country were also granted leave to stay in the U.K., the BBC added.
Lalehka’s case is another example of how the nonwhite invasion is self-perpetuating: once inside Europe, they take advantage of the system to bring in further invaders.