Roquetas council in massive migrant scandal probe

Hundreds of foreigners falsely registered after branch office allegedly collaborated in scam

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Roquetas town hall allegedly has hundreds of fake migrant registrations on its padrón

By Emma Randle

A Guardia Civil operation has uncovered a large scale migrant fraud network centred in Roquetas de Mar, in which an area council office allegedly conspired to make false entries on the town register (padrón).

The revelations prompted a swift response from Roquetas council disclaiming all knowledge of the fraud, in which foreigners were able to present false documentation via a third party to gain entry on the town register.

A total of 28 people have been arrested, including the person working at the branch council office that facilitated the registrations.

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