TWENTY fines were handed out and one woman was arrested by police in Polis Chrysochou on Wednesday following a campaign aimed at stamping out illegal employment.
The crackdown was carried out by Paphos immigration and labour ministry officials between 1pm and 10pm on Wednesday. A total of 24 establishments were checked in the wider Polis Chrysochous region.
One foreign woman was arrested for working without a permit and both her employer and the woman were written-up by police.
Twenty fines of €200 each were handed out to employers who had not declared to the department of social insurance that they were employing people.
According to the police, a total of 70 EU nationals, 24 foreign nationals and 16 Cypriots were found to be working legally in the area.