An operation mounted by the London authorities last week in a company providing care for the elderly has led to the arrest of six suspects fraud and facilitation of moonlighting. Among the defendants, a Mauritian was released on bail pending the next steps of the police investigation.
According to British media, the company Carefirst 24 Upper Mulgrave Road installed, Sutton, south London, was raided Tuesday by the Criminal and Financial Investigation Team, assisted by the Metropolitan Police Service, two units working together on case of illegal immigration. Three Englishmen and a Mauritian 34 year old were arrested "on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to assist foreign nationals". The day before, the squad arrested two Filipinos in south London in the context of this case.
The side of the authorities in London, is expressed great satisfaction with the conduct of the mission. "This operation was a good example of the Metropolitan Police Service in Sutton and the UK Border Agency Closely working together to protect elderly and vulnerable people and to keep 'em safe. Went to the operation level and Passed without incident thanks to co-operation of All Those involved ", says Sarah Rees, Detective Inspector of the Criminal Invesigation Department.
According to Rachel Bennett of the UK Border Agency, efforts will be combined to tackle abuse of the immigration system. "This was a successful operation. With the help of partners like the Metropolitan Police and Sutton Borough Council we are Determined to do whatever is Necessary to Investigate Alleged Abuses of our immigration system, "she says.
Carefirst 24 proposed contract on care, private care and care for the elderly located in the vicinity of Sutton and Surrey. Authorities inform those whose parents received care from this company to contact them urgently for advice so that alternative care can be provided immediately.