UK authorities arrest several Indian moped delivery drivers for illegal work

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LONDON:The UK government has reported the arrest of 60 moped drivers, including Indians, Brazilians, and Algerians, who were working illegally for major food delivery firms in the country.

The crackdown on illegal migration to the UK lasted a week, during which the arrests were made for offenses such as illegal working and possession of false documentation.

Additionally, the Home Office released new statistics on Tuesday (25) that revealed Indians now make up the second-largest group of migrants crossing the English Channel illegally on small boats, with 675 recorded between January and March this year.

According to British law, if an employer is found guilty of employing someone they knew or had “reasonable cause to believe” did not have the right to work in the UK, they could face a maximum prison sentence of five years and an unlimited fine.