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Last Updated: Friday, 11 August 2006, 17:30 GMT 18:30 UK
Three guilty of Kosovan visa plot
Two Kosovan stepbrothers and a woman from Plymouth have been jailed over a plot to smuggle another Kosovan into Britain by making a teenager marry him.

Gjelal Recica, 34, was sentenced to four years over the plot which involved duping the 18-year-old from Plymouth who was described as a "simple soul".

Kemajl Recica, 26, was jailed for three years. The pair face deportation upon their release from prison.

Karen Grieves, 36, of Peverall Park Road, Plymouth, was given two years.

The two brothers took the 18-year-old to Kosovo on a "holiday" in 2004 that included a visit to a register office, Plymouth Crown Court heard during the three-week trial.

The prosecution described the teenager as having a "limited capacity when dealing with the ordinary incidents of everyday life".

Kemajl and Gjelal Recica of Devonport Road, Plymouth; and Grieves, had all denied one charge of conspiring to facilitate the commission of a breach of immigration law.

They were accused of conspiring to help Kosovan Bashkim Bitiqi apply for a false visa.


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