After his wife’s application for a visa was refused twice, a Latvian man who wanted his wife to get into the United Kingdom by crook or means simply put her inside a suitcase in order to smuggle her into the country.
Luck ran out on the 30-year-old man, Bogden Croitor however when the immigration officials discovered the briefcase when they stopped his car at a car port in Dover on the coast in Kent, in the United Kingdom.
The officials opened the suitcase only to discover the woman from Moldova curled up inside.
Croiter told the Canterbury Crown Court during a hearing of his case that he had travelled to Calais in October 2014 to spend the weekend with his wife who allegedly suggested he should hide her in a briefcase and smuggle her into the UK, according to Mirror UK.
The judge, Adele Williams suspended the jail sentence for two years after the accused pleaded guilty to the smuggling charge.She told him, “You could have absolutely no complaint if I had sent you to prison straight away because those who commit this offence normally always go to jail immediately.
“But I take the view that the way you committed this offence does have extraordinary mitigating circumstances attached to it.”
He was charged to do 100 hours of unpaid community work and pay a sum of £400 when he appeared in court on Monday, January 12, 2015.