Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps

Five asylum seekers from India were arrested on Tuesday for working illegally in a restaurant in Kowloon.

Police officers from Yau Tsim district raided an Indian restaurant on Cameron Road in Tsim Sha Tsui with Immigration Department officials at about 10pm, Oriental Daily reported.

Four men and a woman were found working illegally in the restaurant. All of them held identification documents to stay temporarily in Hong Kong while they apply for asylum.

A law enforcement operation named “Champion” has seen 13 other men and two women aged from 25 to 57 arrested in Tsim Sha Tsui and Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon.

The people arrested includes one local, one person from mainland China, one from Taiwan, while the other 12 are non-Chinese. They were charged for working illegally, breaching the conditions of their stay, entering Hong Kong illegally and aiding and abetting a breach of the conditions of their stay.

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