Illegal workers found at Taj Cuisine restaurant in Chatham
Four men have been caught working
illegally at a Medway Indian restaurant after a raid by officers
from the UK Border Agency.
They were found working illegally
at the Taj Cuisine, in Walderslade Road, Chatham, last Saturday,
Three of the four, who are all
from Bangladesh, have now been detained pending their removal from
Acting on intelligence received,
officers visited the eatery to check on staff working there and
found two of the men aged 31 and 41 had entered the country
illegally, while a 30-year-old was working in breach of his visa
Three were arrested at the scene
and the fourth man, who was also working illegally, was escorted
from the premises and must report regularly to the UK Border Agency
while his immigration case is considered.
If he is found to have no right
to remain in the UK he will also be removed.
Jackie Fowler, head of the
agency’s Immigration Compliance and Engagement Team in Kent, said:
“The UK Border Agency is determined to stamp out abuse of the
“We want the public to contact us
if they have any information on businesses or people who are
breaking immigration law.
“Employers who take on illegal
workers are both fuelling illegal immigration and undercutting
businesses which play by the rules.”
The restaurant faces a potential
fine of up to £40,000 unless it can prove the appropriate
pre-employment checks were carried out on the men, such as seeing a
passport or a Home Office document.
If you suspect illegal workers
are being employed at a business in Kent, firstname.lastname@example.org
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