PSP nab 273 illegal workers by end-June


In the first half of this year, authorities found 273 illegal workers in the MSAR, seven more than in the same period of last year, after inspections conducted in 2,535 locations, according to the most recent data released by the city’s Public Security Police Force (PSP).
Some 62 illegal workers were discovered in the city in the month of June this year, with the number increasing by 16 when compared to the 46 illegal workers identified in May.
In co-operation with the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) and other departments, the PSP conducted inspections of 557 locations in March, in which construction sites, private properties, commercial and industrial buildings were included.
In 2016, authorities arrested 487 illegal workers in Macau, according to data provided by PSP.
Authorities deported 659 illegal immigrants to their country of origin in the first six months of this year, a 24.7 per cent year-on-year decrease from the number registered in the same period of last year.
Around 82.4 per cent of deported illegal immigrants in the first half of this year were from Mainland China.