In the Media

Met warns immigrants

PUBLISHED May 16, 2005

One of Scotland Yard's most senior officers has issued a stark warning to Britain's immigrant communities that they must no longer tolerate organised international criminal gangs operating in their midst.

Assistant commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, who came to Britain as a refugee from Idi Amin's Uganda, said networks of criminals from eastern Europe and south Asia systematically abused the immigration system to operate illegal businesses.