Authorities found 21 illegal workers in January

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A total of 21 illegal works were found and arrested by authorities in January 2017, according to the most recent data presented by the Public Security Police Force (PSP).
The data reveals there was a 57 per cent month-to-month reduction in the number of illegal workers arrested when compared to the 49 illegal workers found during the last month of 2016.
The arrests resulted from inspection operations conducted by the PSP, the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) and other departments in 557 locations, such as construction sites, residences, and commercial and industrial establishments.
According to data provided by the PSP, 474 illegal workers were found in the MSAR during the whole of 2016.