More than 200 arrests for €13,000 ‘fake’ marriages scam in Spain

'FAKE' MARRIAGE SCAM: 'Til residence card us do part?

POLICE in Spain have arrested more suspects in a ‘fake’ marriage scam that enabled people to get a residence card in the country.

The ten latest ‘marriage of convenience’ arrests took place in the provinces of Madrid, Guadalajara and Toledo.

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Since 2015 more than 200 arrests have been made under Operation Pharaoh, mainly involving Egyptian citizens, which is still ongoing.

National Police claim that ‘marriages’ were sold for up to €13,000 each so that buyers could get Spanish residence cards.


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