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Six immigration offenders are due to be deported after a UK Border Agency operation at register offices in Gretna, Langholm and Moffat.
The two day operation happened on 9 and 10 October. Officers acted on intelligence and investigated weddings scheduled to take place at the registration offices.
- At Gretna, 2 Pakistani men, a 21-year-old who was due to be married to a Lithuanian woman and another aged 33, who was acting as a witness to the marriage were both arrested.
- A 22-year-old Pakistani man was arrested as he planned to marry a Polish woman again in Gretna.
- In Langholm a 23-year-old Pakistani man was arrested as he attempted to marry a Polish woman.
- In the operation at Moffat a 32-year-old Nigerian woman was arrested as she attempted to marry a Lithuanian man. A 23-year-old Indian man who was acting as a witness to this was also arrested.
All those arrested were found to have overstayed their visas and 5 had travelled to Scotland from the Greater London area for the ceremonies. They have all been detained while steps are now taken to deport them
Adam Scarcliffe, from the UK Border Agency, said: