TWO men have been arrested at a Rhuddlan restaurant during a Home Office operation to carry out immigration checks.
Acting on intelligence received, officers visited the Village Massalla restaurant on Station Road, Rhuddlan, on Saturday at about 8pm.
Two Bangladeshi men, aged 25 and 27, who had overstayed their visas were arrested and one of the men had attempted to evade arrest by changing out of his work clothes and pretending to be a customer.
Both men are currently in Home Office detention awaiting their removal from the UK.
Richard Johnson, from Home Office Immigration Enforcement, said: “Where we find people living and working illegally in the UK we will seek to remove them.
“We would urge anyone with information about suspected immigration offenders to get in touch so we can take action.”
The Village Massalla was served with a penalty notice and will now have to provide proof to the Home Office that the correct right-to-work checks were carried out or face a fine of up to £10,000 per illegal worker.
Anyone who suspects that illegal workers are being employed at a business or someone is living in the UK illegally can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.