Two Rhyl businesses raided by immigration officers


Staff reporter (Rhyl Journal)

TWO businesses in Rhyl face financial penalties totalling a potential £30,000 for employing illegal workers, following operations by Home Office immigration enforcement.

Acting on intelligence, officers visited Rhyl Minimarket, Wellington Road, on Thursday, ( April 10) at 9am and questioned those present to check if they had the right to be and work in the UK.

Two Iranian men, aged 27, and 26, who were failed asylum claimants were found working illegally and arrested.

Later that day, at 10am, officers visited Betterbuys, also on Wellington Road, and arrested a 48-year-old Indian man who had overstayed his visa.

He is currently in Home Office detention while steps are taken to remove him from the country.

The two Iranian men were temporarily released while their cases are progressed.

If it is found that they have no right to be in the UK they will also be removed.

The businesses were served notices warning that a civil penalty of up to £10,000 per illegal worker found will be imposed unless proof is provided that the correct right-to-work checks were carried out.

This is a potential total of up to £30,000 for both premises.

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