FOUR people accused of facilitating illegal immigration and of worker exploitation, have been arrested in Palma.
Three of the detained are Pakistani, and the fourth a Spanish businessman based in Mallorca.
Sources revealed middle-aged Pakistani men were being brought to the island with the offer of good jobs. Instead they were working up to 16 hours a day on miserly wages.
They had to ‘endure poor safety and hygiene conditions’ and were threatened with violence if they reported their situation to the police.
A police operation, dubbed Tarik, resulted in raids on various addresses, and documentation related to fictitious companies and false social security registrations was seized, together with an NIE obtained using a passport that had apparently been stolen from a British citizen.