Six immigration offenders are to be deported after they were arrested by Border Agency officials investigating weddings at registration offices.
The six were all found to have overstayed their visas and have been detained while steps are taken to remove them from the UK, the Border Agency said.
The intelligence-led operation took place on October 9 and 10 at registration offices in Gretna, Langholm and Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway, where weddings were scheduled to take place.
At Gretna, two Pakistani men, a 21-year-old who was due to be married to a Lithuanian woman and another aged 33, who was acting as a witness to the marriage, were both arrested. A 22-year-old Pakistani man was also arrested at Gretna while he planned to marry a Polish woman.
In Langholm, a 23-year-old Pakistani man was arrested as he attempted to marry a Polish woman.
In the operation at Moffat a 32-year-old Nigerian woman was arrested as she attempted to marry a Lithuanian man. A 23-year-old Indian man who was acting as a witness to the wedding was also arrested.
Adam Scarcliffe, of the UK Border Agency, said: "Anyone in the UK illegally and seeking to evade our immigration laws should take heed of this latest operation and expect to be found by us and removed from the UK.
"The UK Border Agency is working with colleagues at registration offices throughout Scotland and receives intelligence from a wide variety of sources. We will not hesitate to act against those who mistakenly believe that they can abuse the immigration system."
Five of those arrested had travelled to Scotland from the Greater London area for the ceremonies.
The six have been placed in Dungavel immigration removal centre in South Lanarkshire.