Further court action for jailed India-born human trafficker

December 15th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Leicester, Dec 15 (IANS) A Leicester court is to begin hearing on whether the assets of an India-born shopkeeper, who was jailed for human trafficking early this year, be confiscated or not.Asif Patel, from Daubhill in Bolton, England, was part of a gang that used forged passports to bring thousands of Indian nationals into Britain. His home was raided in 2006 as part of a police investigation into illegal immigration.

Patel, aged 32, who owned a mobile phone shop, was jailed for five years on Apr 21 this year after he was found guilty.

The Leicester Crown Court heard his role including handling large payments from clients, who paid 8,000 pounds for their passage into Britain.

The Bolton News has reported that a week-long confiscation hearing is due to begin at Leicester Crown Court Monday to investigate into Patel’s assets.

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