The UK Border Agency is to launch an inquiry into how Benmakhlouf, who has 12 aliases, was able to make a mockery of Britain's border controls yet again.Can anyone honestly claim to be surprised by this? Anyone? Bueller?
The 28-year-old, was first thrown out in July 2007 when, while serving a three-and-a-half year prison sentence for theft, he was given £3,000 by the Government to be released early and fly home to his native Algeria.That went well, eh..?
But 24 hours later he returned to London on Eurostar to continue his extraordinary crime wave.Ah. The good old taxpayer. The ones he was robbing personally, rather than getting the government to do it for him...
Benmakhlouf was re-arrested in April 2008 and jailed for three years the following month after admitting two thefts and asking for five similar offences to be taken into consideration.
But he was released last March after serving just a third of his sentence and flown home again at taxpayers' expense.
A UK Border Agency spokesperson said: 'We will look to remove this individual as soon as the judicial process is concluded. Those who come to the UK and break the rules will not be tolerated.'They won't be kept out, either, it seems.
Shall we reserve him a seat now, for his next trip?