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Sikh of the criminal invasion

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Hundreds of Afghan asylum seekers sneaked into the UK using British Sikhs’ passports – because turbans on ID photos meant border officials couldn’t spot the difference

Border officials are said to have difficulty distinguishing between the illegal immigrants and genuine passport holders because of turbans in ID documents

Daljit Kapoor, 41, Harmit Kapoor, 40, and Davinder Chawla appeared in court

They provided Sikhs from Afghanistan with passports of family members

By Anthony Joseph for MailOnline

14 March 2017

Hundreds of Afghan asylum seekers sneaked into the UK using British Sikhs’ passports – because turbans on their photos meant border officials couldn’t spot the difference.

Border officials are said to have difficulty distinguishing between the illegal immigrants and genuine passport holders because Sikh men are allowed to wear turbans in their ID documents.

Today three Sikh men Daljit Kapoor, 41, Harmit Kapoor, 40, and Davinder Chawla, 42, admitted running a scam providing Sikhs from the war-torn country with passports of family members who most looked like them so they could pass themselves off as British citizens.

Around 30 people from the same Afghans Sikh community are said to have successfully claimed asylum after paying the trio £12,000 per family to enter the UK.

But the authorities believe there may be hundreds more as the scam is believed to have gone on for a number of years undetected.

The three will be sentenced at Inner London Crown Court later this month for their part in the smuggling racket.

A gang member would drive to Paris with genuine passports of family members and hand them over to men, women and children so they could get through airport security.

Once in the country the gang retrieved the passports and reused them with new groups and families.

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