A man has been ordered to repay more than £250,000 after he was jailed for immigration fraud.

Dmytro Mykhailytskyi, from Albert Road in Romford, was found guilty of supplying fake identity documents for “illegal migrants” after an investigation by National Crime Agency (NCA) in September 2018.

The 44-year-old Ukrainian national was jailed for five years and four months in 2018 and has now been hit with a confiscation order to repay £258,448.23 within three months.

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Kingston Crown Court ruled on September 13 that if Mykhailytskyi fails to pay the sum within the deadline, he will be given an additional three-year jail term.

The main assets belonging to Mykhailytskyi that will be confiscated are said to be his home in Romford and cash that was withdrawn from his bank accounts.

A spokesperson for the NCA has said that the ruling is the latest in the agency’s probe into “several individuals from the same organised crime group”.