11 April 2011
Four men from India and Nepal face deportation after they were found working illegally at a Poole restaurant by our officers.
Our officers went to Georgie Porgie's Buffet World, Yarrow Road, Tower Park, at 13:30 on Wednesday 7 April after receiving information that illegal workers were employed there.
Immigration checks revealed that the Indian men - aged 30, 32 and 35 - and the 25-year-old Nepalese man had no legal right to be employed in the UK.
All 4 were taken to Poole police station and they remain in detention pending their removal from the UK.
Kenny Chapman, local immigration team for the South West, UK Border Agency said:
'As these arrests show, our officers carry out regular operations across Dorset targeting illegal workers. People who are here illegally and the businesses that employ them have nowhere to hide.
'We are sending a simple, clear message to people flouting the law - more raids are planned and you will be caught.'
The employer faces a civil penalty of up to £40,000 unless evidence is provided that the correct right-to-work checks were carried out on the men.
Every year, the UK Border Agency imposes civil penalties on thousands of companies which fail to carry out legally-required checks on their staff.
Employers unsure of the steps they need to take to avoid employing illegal workers can visit the Preventing illegal working section of this website or phone our employer helpline on 0300 123 4699.
Anyone who suspects that illegal workers are being employed at a business can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.