Mohammed Tanin who is 26 and Maria Marques 47 has arranged to take thousands of pounds to arrange sham marriages between Bangladeshi and Portuguese women. Tannin of Willis Street and Poplar got two years at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday. The couple themselves had married at the Registry office in Bow Church in 2009. Atiq Haque who led the UK border agency investigation. The case shows the desperate nature of the immigration crime with large sums of money changing hands illegally. The couple were stopped at Luton Airport in June 2010 and were found travelling with several Portuguese women whose travel documents they were carrying.
The men were arrested and later made full admissions admitting that they had paid between £2,000 and £3,000 for their services, he and Marques were charged with conspiracy to facilitate of UK law.