Sixteen arrests after immigration raids in Angus

A UK Border Agency official A number of raids were carried out at addresses in Forfar, Kirriemuir and Monifieth

Sixteen people have been arrested in connection with immigration offences after a UK Border Agency operation in Angus.

A number of homes and businesses in Forfar and Kirriemuir, and a restaurant in Monifieth, were raided on Friday evening.

Thirteen people were found to be working illegally.

Two men, aged 30, and a 40-year-old man were detained in connection with organised abuse of citizenship routes.

Tayside Police said the illegal workers were being held in custody before steps were taken to remove them from the UK.

Officers executed warrants at addresses in High Street, Forfar, St Malcolms Wynd and High Street, Kirriemuir, and High Street, Monifieth.

Carolyne Lindsay from the UK Border Agency's criminal and financial investigation team said: "The UK Border Agency will investigate and take action against those who are suspected of abusing our immigration laws for criminal gain.

"We are working with law enforcement partners throughout Scotland to take the kind of action seen in this operation."

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