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Four peoplehave been arrested in immigration raids in Cumbria.
Thearrests were the result of information received and part of a wider nationalcampaign by the UK Border Agency to remove illegal immigrants from the UK.
In Carlisle three people were arrested for over staying their visa. A 37-year-old Bangladeshi man from the Viceroy restaurant, a 28-year-old Bangladeshi man from the Masala Spice House, and a 29-year-old Chinese woman from the Golden Dragon for working illegally and overstaying her visa.
Finally a 30-year-old man was arrested and detained from Frank Bird Poultry in Langwathby. He had overstayed his visa.
The three men arrested currently remain in detention pending removal from the UK, while the Chinese woman is currently on immigration bail.
Alison Wray from UK Border Agency said:
“We will continue our hard work to track down those who have no permission to remain in the UK. As this operation shows those found to be here illegally will be caught and will face removal from the UK.
“The UK Border Agency is also targeting unscrupulous employers who hire illegal workers, undercutting wages and potentially exploiting vulnerable workers. We are happy to work with businesses and advise what checks need to be carried out on staff, but those who do break the law should know that they will face heavy fines.”