Police and immigration officials arrested five men from Bangladesh for working illegally during a raid on a laundry workshop in Kwai Chung in the New Territories on Tuesday.

The joint operation was staged at 4am and targeted an industrial building at 26-32 Kwai Hei Street in Kwai Chung.

Police and officials found five men aged between 33 and 47 working in the laundry workshop.

The five – all asylum seekers – were arrested for allegedly working illegally, breaching their conditions of stay and overstaying.

A local man, 47, was also arrested on suspicion that he had hired illegal workers.

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old Pakistani man, who is an asylum seeker, was sentenced to 22 months and two weeks in jail at Shatin Magistrates’ Court on Monday for working illegally in Hong Kong.

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