Officials say the migrants were accused of sickening crimes including rapes and child abuse.
Now critics say they are concerned that the thousands of Syrians entering Britain each year under resettlement schemes are being allowed to enter the country unchecked.
Among those arrested are four Syrian immigrants have been charged after two 14-year-old girls were allegedly sexually assaulted – just yards from Newcastle United’s stadium.
The UK Government is working to resettle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK by the end of the Parliament in 2020, under its Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement scheme.
Official statistics show that 1,602 people had been resettled in the UK under the scheme by the end of March 2016.
According to Parliamentary research paper it is possible for Syrians to claim asylum upon arrival or after-entry to the UK.