Sri Lankan illegal workers caught

Posted: September 25, 2011 in British jobs for British workers, Law & Disorder

Off-licences across Cheshire have been targeted in a week long operation to catch illegal workers in the county.

IlieUKBA officers visited Booze ‘n’ Food on Liverpool Road in Widnes on 21 September to check staff had the legal right to work. As a result of the visit officers detained a 39-year-old Sri Lankan man for overstaying his visa and working illegally.

The following day officers visited two further businesses in Runcorn. At the Halton Brow officers detained a 37-year-old Sri Lankan man while at the Corner Store on Picton Avenue they detained a 23-year-old Sri Lankan man. Both men had overstayed their visas and were working illegally in the shops.

All three men are currently in detention pending their removal from the UK.


Two men from Bangladesh are in detention after they were arrested by officers targeting immigration offenders in North Devon.

On Tuesday 20 September, officers raided a residential address in Coldharbour, Bideford.

A 39-year-old Bangladeshi man attempted to leg it from the house. He was caught and checks revealed he stayed in the UK illegally after his visa expired.

Later the same day, officers went to Bengal Tiger, in Cooks Cross, South Molton, and checked the documents of staff.

A 33-year-old Bangladeshi man was found to have entered the UK illegally and arrested.

Both immigration offenders arrested are now in immigration detention while steps are taken to remove them from the UK. At least they are not on immigration bail so they can Scapa Flow (go).

Isn’t there enough drugs in our country without Latvians bringing it in.

Three men from Latvia have been sentenced to a total of 28 years for attempting to smuggle approximately one kilo of heroin into the UK with an estimated street value of £45,000.

Canterbury Crown Court heard that on 29 March 2011 officers at Dover’s Eastern Docks stopped a Latvian registered Volvo being driven by Vladimirs Kancukovs and with a passenger Anatolijs Lebedevs.

After questioning both the men the vehicle was searched by officers who found a package containing the heroin hidden in the front bumper.

A third man Andrejs Potapovs, who arrived separately at the foot passenger controls shortly after the car was intercepted, was stopped and questioned by officers. Evidence found in his baggage linked him to the attempted heroin importation.

After a trial at Canterbury Crown Court a jury found both Kancukovs and Lebedevs guilty on Wednesday 21 September and they were both sentenced to 10 years imprisonment the same day.

Potapovs had pleaded guilty at a hearing at Canterbury Crown Court on 13 June and was sentenced to eight years imprisonment at the same time as his fellow smugglers.


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