Two arrests as border officers raid restaurant in Plymouth
TWO Chinese illegal workers have been arrested by immigration officers following a raid at a Plympton takeaway.
The men were arrested by UK Border Agency officers at the Peking House takeaway in Westfield, at around 7.30pm yesterday.
Agency officers also carried out a search of a property in King Street, Stonehouse, following the arrests.
It is understood one of the men, aged 41, may have been in the country since 2002 as an illegal while the second man, aged 40, had overstayed his visa since Sept 2006.
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Both were taken to Charles Cross police station for further questioning, with a view to deportation.
Richard Taylor from the UK border agency said: "This was an intelligence-led raid and if these men are confirmed illegal workers we will look to remove them from the UK."
He added that employers can face a fine of up to £20,000 if they are unable to prove that they carried out the correct right-to-work checks.