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Almost a quarter of a million pounds is owed by 38 businesses in Wales for employing illegal workers.
The businesses concerned are mostly small-time takeaways but household, or as I would say it ‘ouseold’, names like Costcutter and Lifestyle Express are also on the list.

The businesses are spread all around the country and range from a £2,500 fine imposed on Golden Fry, in Rhymney, to the £20,000 penalties imposed on Natraj Tandoori, in Bridgend, and Red Hot China in Llanharan.

The 38 are

bambooEight til Late in Ferndale, Rhondda, owes £5,000.
The Asia Restaurant, in Llandudno, owe £10,000. The business’s Muktovir Shmed blamed the previous owner. That old chestnut!
Bamboo House in Pwllheli owe £7,500.
Central House fish and chip shop in Ystradgynlais, Swansea, owes £5,000.
Cheeky Pizza in Colwyn Bay owe £5,000.
Cinnamon Spice, in Ferndale, Rhondda, owe £5,000. The firm’s Mohammed Ali said: “I’m the new owner, I’ve been here a month.”

Costcutter in High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, owe £5,000.
Curry Express in Cwm, Ebbw Vale owe £5,000. Raj, who did not want to give his surname, said: “The owner has changed. The matter is going to court.”
Drinks Express, also known as Caereithin Off Licence, owes £5,000.
Ferndale Chargrill, in High Street, Ferndale, which also owes £5,000.
Golden Fry, in High Street, Rhymney owes £2,500.
Golden Star, in Gadlys Road, Aberdare, owes £10,000.
The Gourmet San and K Max, in Storrar Road, Cardiff, owes £10,000. Business partner Mike Cheung said: “There was a previous owner. I’ve no idea what happened to him. He just ran away. A lot of people are looking for him.”
Hafod Hand Car Wash in Neath Road, Swansea, owes £5,000.

natrajKing Kebab and Pizza in College Street, Newcastle Emlyn, owes £5,000.
Lifestyle Express in Ystalyfera, Swansea, owes £5,000.
Mango Express in Shopping Parade, Penyrheol, Caerphilly, owes £5,000.
Mango House Indian Restaurant in High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, is listed twice, once as owing £5,000 and once as owing £2,500.
Natraj Restaurant, in Wyndham Street, Bridgend, owes £20,000.
The New Sun Rise takeaway in The Avenue, Llanelli, owes £5,000.
P&M Stores in Hillside Terrace, Porth, owes £5,000.
Pizza Plus in Taff Street, Pontypridd, owes £5,000.
Poppadom Express in Church Street, Merthyr Tydfil, owes £5,000.
Premier Express in Beaufort Rise, Ebbw Vale, owes £5,000.

Red Hot China in Chapel Road, Llanharan, owes £20,000.
Samirah Bangladesh Tandoori in Regent Street, Llangollen, owes £5,000.
Seventh Heaven Chinese takeaway in Windsor Road, Neath, owes £5,000.
Shaftesbury Hand Car Wash in Albany Street, Newport, owes £5,000.
Star Anise, in New Road, Skewen, Neath, owes £5,000.
Taste of Raj, in Cardiff Street, Aberdare, owes £5,000.

tuckThe Godfather takeaway in Queen Street, Rhyl, owes £5,000.
The Indian Palace in Tregwilym Road, Newport, owes £5,000.
Towngate in Raleigh Walk, Cardiff, owes £10,000.
The Tuck In Grill House in Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, owes £5,000.
Tuck Inn, also in Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, owes £5,000.
Wave Car Wash, in Clive Street, Cardiff, owes £5,000.
Yummy Kitchen in Broadway, Cardiff, owes £5,000.

Supposedly employers can be jailed for two years for employing illegal workers and be banned from holding directorships. The annoying thing about these non paying businesses is that if a council tenant owes a few hundred quid the bailiffs are sent in a quick as the councils can get it organised.
If our government had any ‘bottle and glass’ (arse) they would shut down these businesses caught employing illegal workers there and then until someone comes up with the dosh (cash).

I grabbed this off the Home Office web site notice these figures are only for a three month period.

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Yesterday I mentioned Border Agency doesn’t publicise raids on businesses employing illegals anymore. Well I’ve found another source.

Refrigerated-Truck-HYJ5310XLC-Three people have been arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally after they were discovered in a lorry travelling on the A151 just outside Spalding yesterday (8th May).
A child thought to be aged just three was also in the group found in a lorry at a roundabout in Holbeach Road, near McDonalds restaurant, at about 1pm.
The alert was raised after the lorry driver heard banging in the refrigerated part of the vehicle and three adults, thought to be from Iran, were arrested by police.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “There was some concern that at least one of the people in the lorry may have suffered from hypothermia and another who had a leg injury”.
The spokesman was unable to give details about where the lorry had come from or was going to, nor how the group had come to be in it. They don’t know a lot do they.

UK Border Agency officials are expected to assess the three adults arrested to determine what should happen to them. Send them back would be best.

There’s more from Lincolnshire

Four men were in custody after being arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally when they were found in a lorry in Sutterton.
The men, three from Syria and one from Iran, were discovered when a lorry driver from Spain heard banging in his vehicle at Sutterton Roundabout last Thursday.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesman confirmed the men were in the hands of UKBA officials while their cases are being considered.

In sweaty sock land ‘Scotland’

amritsarFour illegal immigrants are awaiting deportation following raids on two Kirkcaldy restaurants.
Home Office officials detained the men after storming the premises of the Namaste Gurkha and Amritsar restaurants last Saturday.
After quizzing staff at the High Street venues, two Indian men, aged 23 and 31 and a 28-year-old Pakistani man were found to be working illegally at the Amritsar restaurant.
A 25-year-old Indian man was found to be working illegally at the Namaste restaurant. All are in Home Office detention while steps are taken to remove them from the country.

JobVacancyImmigration officers visited Imperial City Chinese Buffet, The Quays, Newry, in Northern Ireland, on 20th February 2014 at 17:00.
They arrested three Chinese women aged between 25 and 51 and two Chinese men aged 44 and 51 who were working illegally, having entered the country illegally.
Officers also arrested a 26-year-old Taiwanese woman who had overstayed her visa.
They have all been transferred to immigration detention pending removal from the UK.
Following the arrests the business closed for the evening.

Last week, on 13th February 2014, officers visited Ming’s Happiness, Chinese takeaway on Carnmoney Road, Newtownabbey at 18:00.
A 45-year-old Chinese man, who had entered the country illegally, was arrested and a 45-year-old Chinese man who was in the country legally, but had no permission to work, was escorted from the premises. This business should have closed as well seeing how it only got a 1 out of 5 for scores on the door.

saffronOn 14th February, officers visited Saffron, Indian Restaurant and takeaway on Cardiff Road, Aberdare. There, a 29-year-old Pakistani man who had overstayed his visa was arrested. His possessions and a bed were later discovered in an office behind the kitchen.

The same evening, officers visited Wok U Like Chinese Takeaway, on High Street, Merthyr Tydfil and arrested a 39-year-old Chinese woman they found working illegally.

On 13th February, officers went to Spice Merchant Indian Restaurant, on Chapel St, Abergele, entering at 7pm. Following immigration checks a 34-year-old Bangladeshi man was arrested for overstaying his visa.

On 12th February,they visited Dragon Court Chinese Restaurant, Capital Retail Park, Leckwith, Cardiff. As they entered the business, two men tried to leg it but were caught.
Following checks, four immigration offenders were identified. A 25-year-old Nepalese woman was found to be working in breach of her student visa, a 30-year-old Chinese man was working illegally, while a 27-year-old Chinese woman and a 51-year-old Chinese man were both found to have entered the UK illegally.

The men arrested in Aberdare and Abergele and the 51-year-old man and 25-year-old woman arrested in Cardiff are all in detention pending their removal from the UK.
The other three illegal workers have been released to find illegal work elsewhere. There are job vacancies in Eastbourne and Portsmouth if they’re interested.

In Eastbourne

Officers visited Spice Garden, Church Street, on 13th February. Individuals were questioned to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
They arrested a 27-year-old Bangladeshi man who had overstayed his visa. He must report regularly to pending removal from the country, that’s if he bothers to.

In Portsmouth

risingsunThree illegal workers from China have been arrested following an operation in Portsmouth.
Immigration officers visited Rising Sun, Kingston Road, at about 17:15 on 13th February 2014 and arrested three men, aged 36, 40 and 43, who had all overstayed their visas.
All those arrested were detained pending removal from the country apart from the 36-year-old who has been placed on immigration bail while travel documentation is obtained to enable his removal from the UK. That’s if he can ever be found again.

In London

LondisOfficers visited Amia Beauty Salon, The Mall, Ealing, and Londis, Greenford Avenue, Hanwell on 18th February 2014.
At Amia, which was visited at about 10:15, officers arrested a 24-year-old Indian woman who was found to be working in breach of her visa conditions.

They then visited Londis at 11:45. There, they arrested two Sri Lankan nationals. A 27-year-old man was working in breach of his visa conditions while a woman, also aged 27, was not found to be working but arrested for an immigration offence.

Blimey, Bangladesh must be near empty of people considering how many are caught in the UK working illegally.

mogulActing on intelligence, officers visited The Mogul Restaurant on High Street, Saffron Walden, on Friday 7th February at 18:00. Individuals were questioned to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
A 43-year-old Bangladeshi man who had overstayed his visa and a 23-year-old Bangladeshi man who had entered the country illegally were arrested.
Both men were detained while steps are taken to remove them from the country.

A 42-year-old Burmese man who was also arrested and temporarily released will supposedly have to report regularly while his case is considered or he could ‘Sapa Flow’ (go) and seek illegal work elsewhere.

In Wales

shahImmigration officers carried out a visit to Shah Tandoori restaurant, Station Road, Port Talbot, Wales, on on Sunday (9th February) to question staff to establish whether they had the right to be and work in the UK.
On entering the restaurant, officers arrested three Bangladeshi men. Two of the men, aged 55 and 44, had overstayed their visas, while a 39-year-old had entered the country illegally.
All the men were detained while steps are taken to remove them from the country.

In Northern Ireland

lemontree2Eight 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 .

In Wales

minymart-500x332Two 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.

In England

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.

In Greenford

MezopotamyaImmigration officers visited Mezopotamya Food Central, Greenford Road, at 15:00 on 30th January. Individuals were questioned to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
Officers arrested two men who were found to be failed asylum seekers. They were an Afghan national, aged 57, and a 29-year-old Iraqi. They also arrested a 24-year-old Nepalese woman who had overstayed her visa.
All three were transferred to immigration detention pending removal from the country.

In Poole

Three immigration offenders have been arrested following an operation at a house in Poole.
Immigration officers visited the property, in Shapwick Road at, 06:50 today (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.

In Wales

easterndelightOn Thursday 30th January at 22:30, officers went to the Eastern Delight Indian takeaway on Kinmel Street, Rhyl, where they arrested two Pakistani men, aged 23 and 57.
Checks revealed that the 23-year-old was working in breach of his visa conditions and the 57-year-old had overstayed his visa.

The following day an operation was carried out at Cinnamon Kitchen Indian Restaurant on Princess Margaret Way, Port Talbot. Entering the business at 18:00, officers arrested two Bangladeshi men. A 57–year-old had overstayed his visa and a 33-year-old had entered the country illegally.
In a follow-up search at a residential property a 33-year-old Bangladeshi man was arrested for working in breach of his visa.
All the men are now in detention while steps are being taken to remove them from the country.