Roquetas council in massive migrant scandal probe

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

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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