38 detained after police raid on farm

22 August 2000

38 detained after police raid on farm

By FWi staff

POLICE and immigration officers have detained 38 people in raids on farm buildings in Surrey.

The group of 20 men and 18 women detained at Godalming are of various nationalities including Polish, Lithuanian and Indian.

Their ages range from early 20s to early 50s.

Officers took the group to Farnham and Guildford police stations for interviewing by immigration officers to establish if they are immigration offenders.

Gangmasters who employ individuals barred from work through immigration controls face fines of up to 5,000 for each person.

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