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Police crackdown on illegal employment (Updated)


Police and the labour ministry carried out checks to crack down on illegal employment in Larnaca, Limassol ad Paphos on Wednesday, leading to several arrests.

In Larnaca, seven nightclubs employing a total of 28 people were investigated.

In one of the establishments a 22-year-old third-country national who was working without a permit was arrested.

Her 42-year-old employer is under investigation for illegal employment, while he was also booked for the use of loudspeakers, selling alcohol without a licence and allowing people to smoke on the premises.

Another three of the nightclubs were not licensed to sell alcohol and two of them had no permit to use loudspeakers, while another two had no licence to operate.

Seven persons were working without a permit and they and their three employers were charged.

In Limassol and Paphos over 80 people were investigated.

In Paphos, these included 21 employers, 10 third-country nationals, 22 EU citizens and 23 Cypriots.

Six of the third-country nationals were found to be working illegally and were arrested. As they were legal residents they were charged in writing and released. Their five employers were also charged for employing them.

Another third-country national who was an illegal immigrant was detained.

In Limassol, nine nationals from non-EU countries were working without a permit, six of whom were charged and released while three illegal immigrants were detained.

One of them is believed to be involved in a case of forging a document to enter the country.



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