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Security pair jailed for Birmingham Airport smuggling

5 November 2013 Last updated at 11:19 GMT

Two security workers have been jailed for helping to smuggle illegal immigrants through Birmingham Airport.

Imtiaz Ahmed and Ghulam Sarwar, who both worked for private contractor ICTS, allowed passengers with forged passports from India on to flights to Canada.

Ahmed, 45, from Balsall Heath, was sentenced to four years and Sarwar, 31, from Alum Rock, was given three years.

Nine others admitted fraud offences at Birmingham Crown Court.

They included Povytar Singh Rai, from Handsworth, who led the gang behind the plot. He was jailed for 18 months.

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