In Northern Ireland
Eight immigration offenders have been arrested following operations by officers in Counties Down and Antrim.
Acting on intelligence, officers visited Lemontree Chinese takeaway on High Street, Holywood, Co Down at 17:30 on 6th February. A 39-year-old Chinese woman and a 46-year-old Chinese man who had no permission to work were arrested. The takeaway had to shut as no other staff members were available.
Officers then moved on to Jade House Chinese takeaway on Henry Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim at 20:15. There they arrested two Chinese men, aged 40 and 41, who were working illegally.
In an earlier visit, on 5th February 2014, four Chinese men aged 23 to 53 were arrested for immigration offences at a residential address on Queen Street, Ballymoney, Co Antrim.
All the men have been detained while steps are taken to remove them from the country.
The woman was temporarily released and must now report to the Home Office while her case is progressed or she could clear off and seek illegal work elsewhere or better still find some ‘sap’ to marry her in a sham marriage .
Two suspected immigration offenders have been arrested following operations in Rhyl and Pencoed.
On 5th February 2014 at 10:50, officers went to 69 Style Ltd, a retail clothing store on High Street, Rhyl, where they arrested a 25-year-old Indian man after checks revealed that he had overstayed his visa.
On 6th February 2014 an operation was carried out at Min-Y-Mart convenience store, on Min Y Nant, Pencoed.
Entering the business at 08:45, officers arrested a 29-year-old Sri Lankan man who was discovered working in breach of his visa conditions.
Both men are now in detention while steps are taken to remove them from the country.
Three immigration offenders have been arrested following an operation at a house in Poole.
Officers visited the property, in Shapwick Road at, 06:50 Tuesday 4th February, questioning individuals to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
A Chinese man, aged 30, and a 48-year-old Malaysian man were both found to have overstayed their visas. A 38-year-old Chinese man had entered the country illegally.
All three have been detained pending removal from the country.