Immigration offenders arrested in North Ayrshire
Source: UKBA
Six immigration offenders have been caught following an operation by our officers in North Ayrshire.

On the evening of 17 December 2013, in a joint operation with Police Scotland, officers visited business premises in Kilwinning and Saltcoats carrying out immigration checks on those present.

At The Keystores, Gargarin Terrace, Kilwinning, a 34-year-old Indian man who was in the country illegally was arrested.

Later at Singh is King takeaway, Old Raise Road, Saltcoats, officers found three Indian men, aged 24, 25 and 27, who had overstayed their visas and were working illegally. All were arrested.

Two Indian men, aged 24 and 33, who ran from the building when the officers arrived, were later found in premises nearby and arrested.

The 24-year-old had overstayed his visa and the 33-year-old was in the country illegally.

Five of the men, 1 from Keystores, 2 from Singh is King and the 2 arrested in nearby premises are currently in detention while steps are taken to remove them from the country.

The 25-year-old man arrested at Singh is King was temporarily released and must now report to the Home Office while his case is considered. If he is found to have no right to be in the UK steps will be taken to remove him.

The Keystores and Singh is King will each be issued with a notice of potential liability of up to £10,000 for each illegal worker employed.

This is a potential penalty of £50,000 for the Singh is King and £10,000 for Keystores.