Four people have been charged with being part of a large scale alleged people smuggling network set up to facilitate illegal migrants from Iraq and Iran to the UK.

25 July 2019

Four people have been charged with being part of a large scale alleged people smuggling network set up to facilitate illegal migrants from Iraq and Iran to the UK.

The four - Tarik Namik (42) from Oldham, Hajar Ahmed (36) from Manchester, Soran Saliy (39) and Habil Gider (51) both from Stoke - were arrested in a series of National Crime Agency raids in 2018 across Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester.

They were charged yesterday (24 July) with conspiracy to help asylum seekers enter the UK between the 01/05/2017 and the 18/04/2018. All four have been bailed to appear before Manchester City and Salford Magistrates Court on the 20 August 2019