The Spanish National Police dismantles a business network that facilitated the regularization of migrants with fictitious employment contracts

Agents of the National Police have dismantled in Granada a business network led by an individual who allegedly provided migrants with work contracts and social security registrations, all fictitious, in exchange for amounts close to 4,000 euros. With these documents, migrants could regularize their situation in our country by requesting a residence permit. There are 10 people detained, six in the city of Granada and four in El Ejido (Almería).

The police investigation began in October 2021 when the Immigration Office of the Subdelegation of the Government of Almería reported the extinction of the residence and work authorization of a foreign citizen, having detected irregularities in the processing and in the registration in Social Security.

After many steps, the agents located and arrested an individual in the city of Granada who pretended to be a company manager, providing irregular migrants with work contracts and fictitious Social Security registrations with which they could request authorization to residence in our country. In exchange for providing fictitious documentation, the business network required foreign citizens to pay amounts close to 4,000 euros.

The false manager, who is accused of crimes against the rights of foreign citizens, against social security and false documents, was also responsible for multiple scams in the real estate sector and had an arrest warrant and imprisonment. 

Among the nine remaining detainees is a collaborator of the principal investigated and eight foreign citizens who would have made use of the false contracts to request their regularization. The investigation remains open and new arrests are not ruled out.