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Sahid and Mortuja Miah, both from Bournemouth, pleaded guilty to employing illegal immigrants and money laundering offences at Bournemouth Crown Court in September 2011.
Sahid Miah also pleaded guilty to human trafficking and hiding an illegal immigrant at one of their restaurants.
On 24th January 2014, the brothers were ordered to pay a total of £100,000 in a confiscation order, following a hearing at Bournemouth Crown Court. They must pay within six months or face an eighteen month prison sentence.
They were also fined £5,000 for each illegal employee – a total of £45,000.
Two brothers who ran restaurants in Dorset have been ordered to pay £145,000 in confiscation orders and fines after pleading guilty to employing illegal immigrants at two curry houses.
Sahid Miah, 45, and Mortuja Miah, 42, ran two Indian restaurants – the Taj Mahal in Westbourne and Taj Mahal II in Poole town centre – and employed illegal immigrants at both addresses.
Warrants were executed at the two restaurants on occasions between 2008 and 2010 and, on average, over half of the staff present had not been granted leave to enter or remain in the UK.
The convictions came after a joint operation by Dorset Police and the Home Office Immigration Enforcement.