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Sweep for illegal workers results in 16 arrests

Sixteen third-country nationals have been arrested for being employed without a permit in Limassol, of whom six are illegally in the Republic of Cyprus, authorities said.

During the crackdown, which was carried out from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm on Tuesday, an employer was also arrested.

According to a police statement, a total of 24 Greek Cypriot employers, 24 Greek Cypriot workers, 39 workers from Europe and 24 third-country nationals were checked during the sweep.

The controls were carried out in various premises by Limassol police in collaboration with Nicosia police headquarters, Paphos police and the labour office.

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