The owners of a Crumlin takeaway business could face fines of up to £40,000 after two Chinese men, aged 31 and 32, were found working illegally in the kitchen.
The men were arrested at Elements Chinese takeaway at Main Street, Crumlin on Friday, June 5 at 5pm.
Theirs were two of a number of arrests at local businesses following operations by a Home Office immigration enforcement team.
There were also arrests at Planet Spice on Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, and at Chen Chen Chef Chinese takeaway in Carrickfergus, recently.
The businesses were each served with a notice warning that a civil penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker will be imposed unless proof is provided that the correct checks were carried out.
Deputy Director Mike Golden, of Home Office’s Northern Ireland Immigration Enforcement Team, said: “These arrests are a clear warning to those in Northern Ireland abusing our immigration laws. There will be no slowdown in our efforts to arrest, detain and remove you from the UK.”