Seven people have been arrested at an Aberdeenshire restaurant for working illegally.
Officers from the UK Border Agency raided the Laxmi Indian Cuisine restaurant in Peterhead on Wednesday night.
Six Bangladeshi men and a Pakistani man were found to be working illegally and were arrested.
The restaurant, on Rose Street, was closed after the operation because there were no staff left to run it.
The owners of the Laxmi Indian Cuisine have now been served with a civil penalty notice for employing illegal workers.
If they cannot prove that legal checks were carried out before employing the workers they could be fined up to £70,000.
Adam Scarcliffe, UK Border Agency in Scotland assistant director, said: "The UK Border Agency is working throughout Aberdeenshire to stamp down on people who are in the country illegally and 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."
Five of the men arrested have been detained and will be removed from the UK. The other two have to report regularly to the Border Agency while their immigration cases are concluded.