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A MAN accused of operating a gang smuggling medicine and other people from Albania to the UK has launched a court docket bid to overturn his journey ban.

Isuf Dauti, 32, who had lived within the UK since 2012, had his indefinite go away to stay revoked by the Home Office on safety grounds three years in the past after visiting Albania.

The Home Office alleged at a Special Immigration Appeal Commission listening to this month that Mr Dauti had taken over the UK

wing of a serious organised crime community after his brother Fation, 38, was banned below the identical tactic.

In a victory for press freedom, each brothers could be recognized after the Sunday Express efficiently challenged orders which granted them anonymity.

Isuf claims he has no involvement in organised crime and poses no safety risk, so is searching for to overturn the ban stopping

him returning to the UK.

In its attraction response, the Home Office wrote: “Among the activities, which the respondent assesses (him) to have engaged in is the importation and distribution of class A drugs and facilitation of illegal migration. (He) is assessed to pose a risk of violence in order to pursue criminal aims and launder proceeds of criminal conduct.”

The Home Office listed seven “organised criminals”, some convicted, who it stated he’s related to, together with his brother.

Fation was excluded on the identical grounds in September 2019 and misplaced a subsequent attraction in March 2021.

The Home Office added: “Following Fation Dauti’s exclusion, the NCA (National Crime Agency) assessed that (Isuf) ‘assumed a position of responsibility in the OCG (organised crime group)’. (He) is personally active within the drugs trade in the UK as a controlling member.”

The Home Office stated NCA investigators obtained Isuf’s financial institution statements and rental agreements, which have been in comparison with HMRC proof.

Despite having a joint earnings together with his now-estranged spouse of £26,000 to £30,000 a yr, within the six years between 2015 and 2021 they spent round £139,000 on lease, together with £2,700 a month for a yr to lease a Chelsea condominium from July 2019.

There was spending on gadgets from Harrods, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana.

The Home Office stated: “(He) had substantial financial commitments on property he was renting which are difficult to reconcile with his income.”

Mr Dauti denies involvement in crime, medicine or folks trafficking and claims he has wrongly been excluded primarily based on the actions of different folks he occurs to know and he’s being singled out only for “being Albanian”.

He denies being a safety danger and stated the exclusion breaches the EU Settlement Scheme and human rights legal guidelines, and his major place of residence is the UK.