Border Agency arrests three suspected illegal workers in Dereham …
Border Agency officials made three arrests in Norfolk
Illegal immigrants in the east of England have been warned by the Border Agency that officers are out there looking for them as three arrests were made in Norfolk.
To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.
Immigration officers raided two businesses in Norfolk on Thursday, the first, JJ Nails and Beauty, on High Street in Dereham, and then Nameste India restaurant on Opie Street in Norwich. In Dereham, officers arrested two Vietnamese nationals, a 19-year-old woman known locally as Lavi, who had entered the country illegally, and a 26-year-old man, known as Tom, who had overstayed his visa. Staff at the Dereham salon said they did not know about that the workers were illegal and that the Vietnamese owner, Hlang Thidingh, will be seeking legal advice.
In Norwich, a 28-year-old Indian man who was working in breach of his visa conditions was taken by officers. Vijay Kumar Jetani, whose wife owns the restaurant, said the man arrested was a friend visiting for lunch, on a student visa. All three have been placed in an immigration detention while the Home Office looks to remove them from the UK as soon as possible.
Lionel Garriock, from the Home Office said: Illegal working has a serious impact on communities, undermining legitimate businesses and taking jobs from those who are genuinely allowed to work.
More visits like this are being planned for the East of England.
While we are happy to work with businesses to let them know what checks need to be done on staff, those who do break the law should know that we are out there looking for them and they will face heavy fines.