Busted: 49 illegal workers detained in December 2016

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Some 49 illegal workers were discovered to be labouring in the city in the month of December last year, according to the most recent data released by the city’s Public Security Police Force (PSP). The number had increased 63 per cent month-on-month compared to 30 illegal workers identified in November 2016. In co-operation with the Labour Affairs Bureau and other departments, the PSP conducted inspections at 273 locations, in which construction sites, private properties, commercial and industrial buildings were included. The number of illegal workers found during the month is a 123 per cent increase compared to the same month in 2015, when oversight operations apprehended 22 illegal workers.