Illegal immigrant detained after Canary Wharf raid

PUBLISHED: 11:15 13 November 2012

An illegal immigrant who was working in a restaurant in Canary Wharf has been detained following a raid carried out by border officials.

The 32-year-old man from Brazil was found to have over-stayed his visa after officials from the UK Border Agency attended the Wahaca restaurant in Canada Square.

He is now being held in a detention centre where he will remain until being deported at the earliest opportunity.

UK Border Agency spokesman Steve Fisher said: “Illegal working has a serious impact on communities, undermining legitimate businesses and taking jobs from those who are genuinely allowed to work.”

The restaurant was given a warning of a £10,000 fine which will be imposed unless it provides proof that the required checks were carried out to determine if the man had the right to work in the UK.

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