Acting on intelligence, officers visited Europrint Finishers, Hornet Way, on 22nd January.
Officers arrested eleven Indian nationals. Eight men aged between 29 and 37, and a 32-year-old woman, were all found to have overstayed their visas. Two men, aged 30 and 39, were working in breach of their visa conditions.
Five of those arrested were transferred to immigration detention pending removal from the country, while the remainder were let go to find illegal work elsewhere.

In Northern Ireland

eastoceanFour illegal workers have been arrested following operations by enforcement officers in Lurgan, Randalstown and Ballymoney.
Officers visited East Ocean takeaway, William Street, Lurgan and Happy Garden takeaway, New Street, Ballymoney, on 23rd January. Individuals were questioned to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
At East Ocean, they arrested a Chinese man, aged 41 who was in the country illegally.
A further Chinese man, aged 43 was arrested at Happy Garden which was visited at 20:15. He too was found to be in the country illegally.

On 16th January, officers visited Master Chef Chinese takeaway on Milltown Road, Ballymoney, at 19:55. There they arrested two Chinese men, a failed asylum seeker aged 47 and a 24-year-old who had overstayed his visa.
All four men are now in immigration detention while steps are taken to remove them from the country.

Five immigration offenders arrested in Wishaw

pinkturbanOn the evening of 24th January 2014, officers accompanied Police Scotland on visits to businesses in Wishaw and carried out immigration checks on those present.
At Keystores, on Stewarton Street, an Indian man aged 21, who had breached the conditions of his visa by working without permission and a 23-year-old Indian man who had overstayed his visa were arrested.
At the Pink Turban Indian restaurant on Wishaw Road two more Indian men, aged 28 and 34 were arrested.
The 28-year-old had breached the conditions of his visa by working in excess of his permitted hours and the 34-year-old had overstayed his visa.
A 42-year-old Pakistani man who had also overstayed his visa was arrested for working illegally at Hillcrest Food & Wine, on Hillcrest Avenue.
All are currently in detention while steps are taken to remove them from the country.

Some who didn’t get to find illegal employment

Seven suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested after being found in the back of a lorry on the A2 near Cobham, Kent.
The men, aged between 18 and 29, were held by police when they were discovered in the vehicle.
They were then handed over to immigration officials and remain in detention.
The Home Office said four of the men are Iranian, two Turkish and one Egyptian.
Officers were called after reports of a lorry acting suspiciously on the road.


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