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Employers: Two Illegal Workers Detained at Aberdeen Takeaway

24 April 2013

Acting on intelligence, officers visited Khyber Pass in the Spital on the evening of Tuesday 23 April.

Checks on the immigration status of staff revealed two men from Pakistan had overstayed their visas and had no right to work in the UK. They were arrested and have both been detained pending their removal from the country.

The business will be served with a civil penalty notice for employing the illegal workers. If the employers are unable to provide evidence that legally required pre employment checks were carried out on the me... n before giving the workers a job, a fine of up to £20,000 will be imposed.

Assistant Director Adam Scarcliffe, from the Home Office's Scotland Immigration Enforcement Team, said:

"The message for anyone living and working in Scotland illegally is clear - we will track you down and remove you from the country. "We're happy to work with businesses to let them know what checks need to be made on staff, but those who break the law should know that they will face heavy fines."

Employers unsure of the steps they need to take to avoid employing illegal workers can visit our Preventing illegal working pages, or they can call the agency's employers helpline on 0300 123 4699.

Anyone with information about immigration offenders can report crime on this website, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.