TWO women, said to be leading lights in a conspiracy which involved illegally bringing people into the UK via Holyhead, have today been made the subject of serious crime prevention orders to curb their future activities.

A court heard how the plot began to unravel after one woman turned up to at Holyhead with the passport of someone completely different.

Following a trial at Caernarfon Crown Court three Vietnamese people were jailed and four others handed suspended sentences.

Described as an organised group, they used valid passports in a bid to get other people through immigration.

Thi Nguyen, 73, of Evelyn Street in Lewisham, London was found guilty of conspiring with others to breach immigration law following an 11-day.

Described as the head of the conspiracy she was locked up for three years and appeared at Mold Crown Court this afternoon via a live television link from Bromsgrove Prison, for the application to be made.

Thuy Nguyen, 59, of Lewisham, London, who had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was jailed for 12 months, appeared in court at Mold in person.

Following an hour long hearing during which they followed proceedings with the aid of an interpreter, the defendants were made subject of three year serious crime prevention orders by Judge Niclas Parry.

Prosecuting barrister Simon Mills said that he and defending barrister Kate Chidgey (correct) had agreed most of the conditions.

The order – which the judge said to be fair should be produced in their native language – means that they can have one mobile phone and one computer tablet but they must be registered with the organised crime prevention manager of The Metropolitan Police.

They are not carry any more than £1,000 in cash, and they are not to use Money Service Bureau to transfer money in or out of the country.

The police must be notified of any premises which they occupy, own, rent or lease and officers must be given seven days notice of any travel abroad, including booking details and all destinations.

They cannot make any travel bookings or finance the travel of third parties apart from family members whose details must be registered with the police.

Judge Parry ruled that they must not be in possession of anyone else’s passport or identification documents.

The prosecution initially suggested a five year order but after submissions from Miss Chidgey a three year order was confirmed.

She said that the offences dated back two years during which time they had already been subjected to similar restrictions.

During the previous trial, the jury heard the Home Office carried out an investigation known as Operation Hyrax.

The case concerned the UK end of an organised crime group involved in the trafficking of Vietnamese nationals into the UK. It was done via the EU using the identities of genuine UK passport holders.

The case involved the entry, or attempted entry, into the UK of three people.