Limassol district court on Wednesday handed down jail terms to six people for illegal employment and residence in the Republic and imposed fines on two others.

A man aged 64 was jailed for three months for illegally employing three workers on his construction site.

The three men, aged 33, 32 and 47, all third country nationals, were jailed for 45 days for working and residing here illegally.

Prosecution told the court that on May 17 police officers from the migration department had found the three to be working illegally at a Limassol building site. They were also found to be living in Cyprus illegally.

Their employer, the 64-year-old, was also at the site.

Meanwhile, Nicosia district court jailed a 27-year-old third country national for 40 days, for working and living in Cyprus illegally.

Two other men, aged 27 and 26, also third country nationals, were fined €200 each for working illegally.

Their employer, a 54-year-old man, was jailed for 40 days, suspended for three years, and fined €400.

They had been found working at a business premise in Strovolos on Tuesday.