Border Agency raids on restaurants
Three illegal workers are facing deportation after being
arrested during Border Agency raids in Dartford.
Agency officers went to two restaurants in Lowfield Street, last
Thursday (November 15).
Immigration checks were made on staff at Indian restaurant
Radhuny and two men were found to be working illegally.
A 24-year-old from Bangladesh was working in breach of his visa
The other, aged 18 from Afghanistan, was in the UK illegally
having failed to leave the country after his visa had expired.
Officers then visited Thai restaurant Royal Siam where a
43-year-old man from Thailand was identified as not having left the
UK when his visa expired.
All three were arrested and remain in immigration detention
pending their removal from the UK.
Radhuny and Royal Siam have both been handed penalty notices for
employing illegal workers.
To avoid a fine of up to £10,000 per illegal worker the
employers must provide evidence that the correct pre-employment
checks were made on the men – such as seeing a passport or Home
Jackie Fowler, head of the agency’s Local Immigration Team in
Kent said: “We want the public to contact us if they have any
information on businesses or people who are breaking immigration
“Employers who take on illegal workers are both fuelling illegal
immigration and undercutting businesses which play by the
Anyone who suspects that illegal workers are being employed can
or call 01303 247070.