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Under the radar? Be afraid, (some) be VERY afraid!

Old Mar 21st 2021, 9:43 am
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Default Under the radar? Be afraid, (some) be VERY afraid!

Initially aimed at criminals and those with something to have run away from the suggested spot checks in popular Brit watering holes should keep more than a few afraid and awake at night, 500 can only represent the tip of a very big iceberg!

https://global247news.com/2021/03/09/spain-expects-to-deport-in-excess-of-500-brits-from-the-costa-del-sol-costa-blanca/
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Old Mar 21st 2021, 9:55 am
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Yes, I saw that article - good news no? Get rid of the scammers and criminals.
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Old Mar 21st 2021, 10:01 am
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And send them back home ? NO, KEEP THEM IN ESPANA !
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Old Mar 21st 2021, 10:35 am
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They will probally cross into portugal and join our overstayers on the algarve who think they are untouchable
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Old Mar 21st 2021, 11:33 am
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The best thing about this is that these people brought it on themselves. No-one forced them to live illegally. Going the legal route used to be easy in comparison with how it is nowadays. No sympathy from me.

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I knew several people on the urbanisation we lived on who were 'under the radar' they were still paying taxes in the UK, still registered with their GP and still getting their prescriptions from the UK. Their comments were that, well it doesn't matter, we're not hurting anyone. The people whose house we bought, moved to France, but didn't do it fully legally, so we had all sorts of problems when we went to sign on the padron, and had the police visiting to check the other people were not living there. We did register on the padron and get residencia, cost us €6000 when we sold, we had no proof they had paid the property taxes when they bought, we did manage to trace them and gave details to the gestor who was dealing for us. No idea whether he got the money back from the banks as he disappeared with no forwarding address a few months later. We assume he got the money and appropriated it for his own use.
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Default Re: Under the radar? Be afraid, (some) be VERY afraid!

Such people believe they are not harming anyone yet often sit complaining about the plight of illegal immigrants flooding the UK and using the services "we Brits" have paid for. Ignoring the fact that for them it's "pot kettle black". When they are found out they will of course use that non legal defence " We are just pensioners we didn't know the rules" yeh right.
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I'm sure we all know at least one or a few, I know I do.
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Default Re: Under the radar? Be afraid, (some) be VERY afraid!

It seems like this will be a joint operation with the British police working with the Spanish. They probably know who they are where they live already. It’s worked in favour for the UK as they have been easier able to drive out the Albanian Mafia that run the drug trade in UK. Also the the Lithuanians that were heavily involved with drug importation in the UK.
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Default Re: Under the radar? Be afraid, (some) be VERY afraid!

I can’t see the Spanish going that gung ho on potential British overstayers expecially when Costa del sol is home to the Russian mafia , the Algerian and morrocan mafia and some of the most powerful gypsy families in Europe.it actually quite laughable when you compare the traditional British crook on the run in comparison lol.
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Default Re: Under the radar? Be afraid, (some) be VERY afraid!

Originally Posted by Stingychips View Post
I can’t see the Spanish going that gung ho on potential British overstayers expecially when Costa del sol is home to the Russian mafia , the Algerian and morrocan mafia and some of the most powerful gypsy families in Europe.it actually quite laughable when you compare the traditional British crook on the run in comparison lol.
That would make it more likely that they'll go after a British pensioner illegal immigrant. They'll be an easy target and a quick tick in the box, unlike a mafia member.
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Default Re: Under the radar? Be afraid, (some) be VERY afraid!

Originally Posted by Stingychips View Post
It actually quite laughable when you compare the traditional British crook on the run in comparison lol.
Sorry but what do you think these “traditional British crooks” are, Arthur Daley or Robin Hood type characters???

Get real!

This people cannot earn an honest living and operate in the underworld and will make money by any illegal means possible, in order to survive! They lack any for of ethics and would rob you tomorrow given half a chance.

Please remove the rose-tinted glasses…
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Default Re: Under the radar? Be afraid, (some) be VERY afraid!

Originally Posted by christmasoompa View Post
That would make it more likely that they'll go after a British pensioner illegal immigrant. They'll be an easy target and a quick tick in the box, unlike a mafia member.
"British pensioner illegal immigrant", if someone is not legally here, then it is offski please to where they belong! That is what Brexit was all about, stopping the illegals flowing into the UK.

The flip side of Brexit is any British citizen who is now in Spain is now and has either overstayed their welcome or here illegally, should depart proto, before they get the heave ho!
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Default Re: Under the radar? Be afraid, (some) be VERY afraid!

That article gives the impression that they are only after criminals, hence the 500 figure. However they already know how to find them and deal with them, but they would need training a bit if it was the overstayers and unregistered that they were after.

I hope they do try and get rid of the illegals as well as the criminals, but I’m not going to get my hopes up. They have never done anything about the thousands of illegal Brit vehicles in Spain. Any white van with a UK plate is 99.9% likely to be illegal but they still get away with it. Also, any UK plated car in Spain after April 1st is likely to be owned by an overstayer or illegal.

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Old Mar 21st 2021, 6:42 pm
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I totally agree Fred and like you I do hope they do something about them. I'm sure it will be much easier now and very difficult for those that haven't bothered to legalise their position. There has been ample opportunity to do that.
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