Sixteen people arrested for working ‘illegally’ in Hong Kong
Police raid locations in Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon
Sixteen people have been arrested in Hong Kong for allegedly working without permits. Police launched the raids on Monday in a joint operation with officials from the labor and immigration departments.
Locations in Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon were targeted in an operation codenamed “Champion,” the Chinese-language newspaper Oriental Daily reported.
A total of 11 men and five women, aged between 28 and 66, were taken into custody for allegedly breaching their conditions of stay, theft and possession of forged documents.
A 61-year-old local man was also arrested for allegedly employing illegal workers. The suspects were detained, pending further investigations.