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15 August, 2020
 
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Asylum seeker delivery man gets arrested

Young man delivering food to Paphos police gets arrested after officer gets curious about his legal status

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A food delivery guy was arrested on suspicion of illegal employment in Paphos after he went to take food to the town’s police headquarters.

According to local media, a 25-year-old asylum seeker went to Paphos police headquarters on Monday evening to deliver food.

Reports said an inquisitive officer began asking the delivery man questions about his legal status, until later determining that the young man was an asylum seeker according to local media.

It was not clear what raised suspicion among police officers to check the documents while no official report was issued regarding the incident

The young man was arrested on unauthorized employment charges, while his 32-year-old boss was also called to the station.

It was not clear what raised suspicion among police officers to check the documents while no official report was issued regarding the incident.

Police told Knews they could not comment on an incident without a specific report, while another officer confirmed that an incident matching the description had occurred earlier in the month.

According to current regulations, asylum seekers are authorized to work at least one calendar month after an application is filed with the Migration department, as long as a contract has been signed with an employer in one of the job categories, including food delivery, and approved by the Labour office.

Local media said both the young man and his boss had charges pressed against them and later walked free.

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