Have you heard the one about illegals caught in Wales, England and Ireland?
On 13th October a raid at Jewel Balti, Drybridge Street, Monmouth, where a Bangledeshi man working in the kitchen was detained.
On 11th October, an Indian man was arrested at a branch of Burger King, Central Square, Cardiff.
On 10 October, an Indian man was detained at a property in Victoria Street in Wrexham.
On 9th October two Bangladeshi men arrested at a property in Jackson Road, Ely, Cardiff.
On 8th October an Indian man was arrested in Thesiger Street, Cathays, and a 2nd Indian man arrested at property in City Road. Also on 8th October, a Bulgarian man was detained at a flat in Rhosddu Road, Wrexham.
On 5th October a raid on Ashoka, Nolton Street, Bridgend, resulted in the arrest of three Bangladeshi workers.
Meanwhile in Surrey
UKBA visited the Atif Superstore on Walton Road in Woking at around 16:00 on Tuesday 9th October.
They arrested two Pakistani men, aged 23 and 29, who were working in breach of their visa conditions. The 29-year-old was later removed from the UK, while the 23-year-old remains detained pending his removal.
Officers then went on to the Raj Tandoori in Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, where three people were arrested. Two Bangladeshi men aged 25 and 32 were found to have over-stayed their visas, and a 33-year-old Pakistani woman was in the country illegally as the dependent of a failed asylum seeker. The 25-year-old Bangladeshi was later removed from the UK, while the other two remain detained.
On 10th October officers raided two further businesses. At the Guildford Kebab Centre in Woodbridge Hill, Guildford, two Turkish men aged 22 and 35 were arrested for entering the UK illegally. The 35-year-old was detained pending his removal, while the 22-year-old was granted immigration bail while his case is assessed and he is given the opportunity to leg it and find illegal work elsewhere.
Later that evening a 39-year-old Bangladeshi man was arrested for over-staying his visa at the Spice Delight takeaway on Kingsfield Road in Woking. He was also detained and later removed from the UK.
Meanwhile in Northern Ireland
On 17th October 2012 UK Border Agency officers acting on intelligence targeted a house at Abercorn Park, Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, four immigration offenders, three Chinese men aged 36 to 51 whose claims for asylum had been refused, and a 48-year-old Chinese woman who had entered the country illegally were arrested. A sum of money was also seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act. All four are now in UK Border Agency detention while steps are taken to remove them from the country