Policia Nacional have broken up a large immigration ring that smuggled Iranians as young as five into the UK.
The gang allegedly supplied fake Spanish passports to Iranian nationals.
More than 100 people were arrested across Europe, including the suspected ringleader, who was apprehended at London’s Heathrow airport.
Policia Nacional said the criminal organisation was 15 people-strong, all of whom had been detained. All were arrested in Malaga, except for the suspected ringleader at Heathrow – who was trying to flee to Brazil. He was detained on a European arrest warrant.
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