Two detained in Aberporth immigration raid

First published in News

Two Bangladeshi men have been arrested in a UK Border Agency raid targeting illegal working at a restaurant in Aberporth.

Acting on information received, officers went to Maharani, Morlan Hotel, Aberporth, at around 5.15pm on Wednesday (25 April) and checked the immigration status of the staff present.

A 24-year-old man was working in breach of the conditions of his student visa while a 30-year-old was found to have entered the country illegally.

The pair were taken to Haverfordwest police station and will be transferred to immigration detention pending their removal from the UK.

UK Border Agency inspector Andrew Hogan said: “This successful operation is the latest in a series of raids targeting illegal working across West Wales.

“Illegal working has a serious impact on communities, taking jobs from those who are genuinely allowed to work and undercutting law-abiding businesses.

“We will find those who are ignoring our immigration laws and look to remove them from the country.”

Maharani was handed a penalty notice for employing illegal workers. If the employers are unable to prove that the correct pre-employment checks were made on their staff, they will face fines of up to £10,000 for each illegal worker.

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