24 Irish scammers have visas cancelled and kicked out

A GROUP of alleged scammers will be kicked out of Australia.

Police found more than $120,000 and a treasure trove of expensive jewellery and luxury goods during raids at Hazelmere in Western Australia.

Police and Department of Immigration and Border Protection said 24 Irish nationals were allegedly charging vulnerable aged people massive amounts for roof fixing and other home repair jobs when the work wasn't needed.

The DIBP cancelled 24 visas.

Seven people were arrested and the DIBP detained 19 others in the sting.

"The scam involved convincing vulnerable people to part with substantial amounts of money to fix roofing or other home maintenance issues," Border Protection Assistant Minister Michaelia Cash said.

"The work was then not completed or even required in the first place."

"Those individuals who have had their visas cancelled are now currently in detention while the department makes arrangements for their removal from Australia."

- APN NEWSDESK



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