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Employers: Three illegal workers detained in Kyle of Lochalsh

01 May 2013

Three Bangladeshi men have been have been found working illegally at a Kyle of Lochalsh restaurant following a Home Office Immigration Enforcement operation.

Acting on intelligence, our officers visited Spice Tandoori in Station Road at 18:00 on 30 April.

Checks on the immigration status of staff revealed 3 men from Bangladesh who had no right to work in the UK. They were arrested and have all been detained pending their removal from the country.

The business will be served with a fine for employing the illegal workers. If ... the employers are unable to provide evidence that legally required pre employment checks were carried out on the men before giving the workers a job, a fine of up to £30,000 will be issued.

Adam Scarcliffe, assistant director, Scotland Immigration Enforcement team, Home Office said:

'The message for anyone living and working in Scotland illegally is clear - it doesn't matter where you are, 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.