– Anna Beattie from the Home Office Immigration Enforcement team
"Anyone in the UK illegally and seeking to evade our immigration laws should take heed of this latest operation. Expect to be caught by us and removed from the UK.
“The Home Office is working with colleagues at registration offices throughout Scotland and receives intelligence from a wide variety of sources.
"We will not hesitate to act against those who mistakenly believe that they can abuse the immigration system."
Eight men have been arrested by immigration officers in Gretna registration office.