Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/23/currys_ukba/

Immigration authorities swoop on Currys depot

DSGi self-snitch avoids prosecution

By Christopher Williams

Posted in Law, 23rd October 2009 14:44 GMT

Immigration authorities this week arrested ten Currys staff at a depot in Newark near Nottingham because they were not legally entitled to work in the UK.

The electronics retailer reported the workers, mostly from Zimbabwe, to authorities following concerns about their identity documents. The UK Border Agency moved in on Wednesday.

The ten were arrested and taken to a local police station for questioning.

UKBA said yesterday it will seek to remove the workers from the country, once any possible criminal action against them has been taken.

Because Currys reported them itself, no action will be taken against the company. ®