10 persons arrested In a 5-day anti-illegal operations

The Immigration Department (ImmD) continued their territory-wide ant-illegal worker operations, joined by the Hong Kong Police Force.

The  ImmD spokesman reminded  the public on their issued statement that, “Any person who contravenes a condition of stay in force in respect of him or her shall be guilty of an offence.

Spokesman added that visitors are not allowed to take employment in Hong Kong, whether paid or unpaid, without the permission of the Director of Immigration. Offenders are liable to prosecution and upon conviction face a maximum fine of $50,000 and up to two years’ imprisonment. Aiders and abettors are also liable to prosecution and penalties.”

The statement was issued after a total of six suspected illegal workers, two suspected employers, and two overstayers were arrested for the past four consecutive days from February 27 to March 2.

During the anti-illegal worker operations, ImmD Task Force officers raided 58 target locations including a commercial building, an industrial building, premises under renovation, a residential building, restaurants and retail stores. Five suspected illegal workers and one suspected employer were arrested. The arrested suspected illegal workers comprised two men and three women, aged 29 to 49. Among them, one woman was a holder of recognizance form, which prohibits her from taking any employment. Furthermore, one man, aged 39, was suspected of employing the illegal workers and was also arrested.

In addition, during operation “Champion”, enforcement officers raided 26 target locations in Hung Hom and Kowloon City districts, including a residential building and retail stores. One suspected illegal worker, one suspected employer and two overstayers were arrested. The arrested suspected illegal worker was a man, aged 55. Furthermore, one woman, aged 54, was suspected of employing the illegal worker and was also arrested. In addition, two female overstayers, aged 36 and 42, were arrested