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Fined for illegal employment

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.

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