Two men have been arrested for working illegally at an Aberdeen restaurant.
Officers from the UK Border Agency visited the Nawaab Indian restaurant in Summer Street on Thursday as part of a crackdown on illegal working.
An Indian man, 25, who was working at the restaurant had overstayed his visa, while a Bangladeshi, also 25, had no permission to work.
Both men are currently being detained, pending their removal from the country.
The restaurant will be served with a civil penalty notice for employing illegal workers and could be fined up to £20,000 if they are unable to provide evidence that legally required checks were carried out before giving the workers a job.
Adam Scarcliffe, assistant director of the UK Border Agency in Scotland, said: “The UK Border Agency is committed to removing people who have no right to be in the UK, and is clamping down on the businesses which employ them.
“Employing illegal workers undercuts honest businesses and defrauds the public purse. There is no excuse for using illegal labour, and if people ignore our immigration laws, we will find them and remove them from the country.”
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