20 Indians held in UK immigration raids

At least 20 Indians have been arrested in London and Leicester for immigration-related offences after UK Border agency’s raids last week, official sources said on Tuesday.

The arrests made were in addition to the 36 illegal immigrants arrested in Southall recently.
According to the United Kingdom Border Agency, 15 illegal immigrants, including 12 from India, were arrested after a raid on a city textile business in Leicester.

They were detained after officers from the Border Agency and the HM Revenue and Customs paid a surprise visit to Apex Designs in Linden Street, Leicester on Thursday.

As they entered the premises, six men tried to escape through a rear exit but were stopped by officers who had already secured it.

The United Kingdom Border Agency checked the immigration status of 45 employees. They arrested 15 people who were found to have no right to be in the UK, being either visa overstayers or failed asylum seekers.

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