More illegals found at a car wash

Posted: March 13, 2010 in British jobs for British workers


Three illegal workers were found at a Maidstone car wash during a raid by the UK Border Agency.

A team of immigration officers targeted the Hand Car Wash at the BP Garage on Sutton Road, on Tuesday. After questioning staff and checking identity documents, officers detained three men who were alleged to have counterfeit Greek and Italian nationality documents. The three were arrested.

A search of their home address in Wallis Avenue, Maidstone, revealed an Albanian passport belonging to one of the men and he is in custody awaiting removal. The other two men have been charged with fraud offences relating to their counterfeit IDs and have been remanded in custody.

Those arrested were employed by a franchisee working on behalf of Hand Car Wash and not by BP.

Talking about illegal workers

GWENT businesses were fined more than £90,000 in just three months for employing illegal workers. But how many actually have paid the fine?

Figures from the UK Border Agency show that 11 businesses were fined a total of £93,750 for employing 22 illegal workers, between October and December 2009.

Royals takeaway, on Corporation Road, Newport, was fined £5,000 after immigration officers found one illegal worker on the premises, Hand Car Wash, operating on Highfield Close, Nantybwch, Tredegar, was fined £5,000 for two illegal workers, Family Kebab House, of Risca Road, Cross Keys, was found to have one illegal employee and fined £5,000.

The Charcoal Grill, Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale, was fined £8,750 for employing one illegal worker, the Oriental Kitchen, Oldbury Road, Cwmbran was fined £15,000 for four illegal workers and the Choices Chinese Takeaway in Osborne Road, Pontypool was fined £10,00 for having two illegal employees.

Nisa corner shop, on Commercial Road, Newport, received a £15,000 fine for employing three illegal workers, four illegal employees found at China China, on Oldbury Road, Cwmbran, led to a £15,000 fine for the owners, and Dominos Pizza, on Caradoc Road, Cwmbran, was fined £5,000 for one illegal worker.

Tamarind Restaurant, Commercial Street, Risca, got a £5,000 penalty for employing two illegal workers and Tiffins Indian Buffet, in Leisure@Cwmbran, Glyndwr Road, Cwmbran, was fined £5,000 for having one illegal employee.


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