Immigration Offender Sentenced

01 March 2016

A Chinese man who was caught following an operation by Immigration Enforcement in Enniskillen was sentenced yesterday (29 February) at Enniskillen Magistrates Court.

Acting on intelligence, officers visited Ruby Palace Chinese restaurant on Belmore Street on Friday 22 January and questioned staff to establish whether they had the right to live and work in the UK.

Zu He Wen, 40, who was working as a chef at the restaurant was arrested when it was discovered he was in the country illegally. He was sentenced to three months in jail after pleading guilty to a charge of entering the UK without leave.

Steps will be taken to remove him from the UK on completion of his sentence.

Carolyne Lindsay of Immigration Enforcement’s Crime Team for Scotland & Northern Ireland, said: 


“This case shows our commitment to tackling those who abuse the UK’s immigration system.
“Those who choose to ignore the rules will face the consequences.”

Immigration Enforcement is an operational directorate within the Home Office responsible for enforcing immigration law.

Anyone with information about suspected immigration abuse can contact or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.