4,500 foreign workers detained in Russia's illegal worker operations

According to the statement of the Moscow Security Directorate, 1,436 of 4,500 detained foreign workers were ascertained to be illegal workers and would be deported

4,500 foreign workers detained in Russia's illegal worker operations

World Bulletin/News Desk

About 1,700 foreign workers were detained during inspections into a construction site in Moscow capital of Russia.

Sources said that the workers detained in a building were taken to police departments in Moscow within the scope of inclusive operations against foreign workers in Russia.

There were also Turkish citizens as well as foreign workers from Central Asian Republics among the illegal workers, said a statement of Russian Interior Ministry.

Russian sources said identification of the workers was conducted as well as checks into whether they were involved in crimes, while the companies which made the workers work illegally were prosecuted.

According to the statement of the Moscow Security Directorate, 1,436 of 4,500 detained foreign workers were ascertained to be illegal workers and they would be deported after the necessary processes were completed.

Meanwhile, about 2,500 foreign workers were detained on Thursday during the raids held by Moscow police at different addresses, and were questioned.

A 1,000 people-capacity camp city was established in Moscow for the foreign workers to stay at until their documents' checks are over.

Last Mod: 02 Ağustos 2013, 16:53
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