Ten arrested in anti-illegal worker operation

Local | 13 Jan 2021 8:29 pm

Immigration Department arrested six suspected illegal workers and four suspected employers in a territory-wide operation codenamed "Swordfish" today.
During the operation, officers raided over 10 target locations including a restaurant, a warehouse, retail shops, a farm and an industrial building.
The suspected illegal workers included a man and five women, aged 24 to 43. Among them, four were foreign domestic helpers, one was an overstayer and another was a holder of recognisance form which prohibits her from taking up employment.
They were in different jobs, including delivery, goods retailing and cleaning. 
Meanwhile, two men and two women, aged 39 to 63, were suspected of employing them. 
Offenders are liable to prosecution and upon conviction face a maximum fine of HK$50,000 and up to two years' imprisonment. 



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