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Immigration: Organised Crime

Question for Home Office

UIN 905054, tabled on 16 May 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress the National Crime Agency has made on tackling organised immigration crime.

Answered on

22 May 2023

Mr Speaker, this Government has pledged to tackle Organised Immigration Crime (OIC) as a priority to save lives, deter illegal migration and disrupt the people-smuggling gangs responsible for the dangerous Channel crossings.

Since 2015, the UK’s dedicated OIC taskforce has achieved more than 1,400 arrests (both in the UK and overseas), with suspects sentenced to more than 1,300 years in prison (61)

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