Seven immigration offenders were caught last week in operations across Wales when business premises in Swansea, Rhyl, Wrexham and Bridgend were visited.
On 30th October at the New Lucky View takeaway on Neath Road, Morriston, Swansea, officers arrested a 36-year-old Chinese man who was working illegally. There was also evidence to suggest that he was sleeping on a mattress in a food storeroom next to the serving counter. Very hygenic. He is currently detained while steps are taken to remove him from the country.
A second Chinese man, aged 30, was also found working illegally at the takeaway. He has been temporarily released on condition he reports in while his case is progressed. Yeah right.
On 31st October at Rhyl Minimarket, on Wellington Road, officers arrested a 21-year-old Iranian man who was working illegally. He was escorted from the premises and let go too.
On the same day at the Bargain Booze Store on Heol Celyn, Coedpoeth, Wrexham, a 44-year-old Sri Lankan man was arrested for overstaying his visa. He was detained at Wrexham police station pending his removal from the country.
On 1st November at the Natraj Tandoori on Wyndham Street, Bridgend, a 28-year-old Bangladeshi man who had overstayed his visa was found working illegally. Another one that was let go, no wonder they keep finding these illegal workers it’s probably the same ones travelling around the country working illegally.
This was not the first time that the Natraj Tandoori have been caught with illegals, on 23rd June this year five illegal workers were arrested. Four of those have since been removed from the country, with the fifth due to be removed in the coming weeks.
On 2nd November 2013 at Vanilla Spice, Lyne Rd, Newport, two Bangladeshi men, aged 31 and 33, who had overstayed their visas were found working illegally. They were taken to Newport central police station and remain detained pending removal.
Modern day slaver
A Gillingham man has been arrested after an investigation into the alleged exploitation of Slovakians in the Medway Towns. Police and other agencies raided properties in Windsor Road and Richmond Road early yesterday.
A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of people trafficking and money laundering. He remains in police custody. Apparently the Slovakians were working up to 60 hours a week for just £10-£15. That’s why immigration is being encouraged, cheap labour keeps wages down.
On the other side of the coin
A family of immigrants who brought benefit tourists to the UK to cheat taxpayers out of £1.25million have been banged up.
The Czech gang helped friends and relatives to get National Insurance numbers, make up fake jobs and open bank accounts before falsely claiming tax credits.
Their so called friends and relatives were then given the elbow and sent home, leaving the gang controlling their money.
Magdalena Ferkova, 33, sister Iveta, 32, Jan Lacko and Alena Lackova, both 39, were convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud. Ringleader Julius Ziga, 34, admitted it.
They got sentences of between two and five years, except Magdalena Ferkova, pictured left, who ‘ferked off’ and is on the run.