Moenchengladbach A covert investigation by the main customs office in Krefeld has revealed that eight people work in a logistics company in Mönchengladbach without a residence permit. One person has been in Germany illegally for several years.
On Wednesday morning, a total of 65 employees from customs, the federal police and the state police carried out measures at a logistics company on behalf of the Mönchengladbach public prosecutor’s office to uncover the true identity of suspected employees, the officials said in a report. The investigators had previously received various anonymous tips. The company fully supported the police officers and customs officials during the ongoing operation.
It turned out that eight people had probably forged their identity documents in order to obtain legal residence and work in Germany. “In fact, the people we met had neither a residence permit nor a work permit. Thus, they were “illegally” staying and busy,” said the spokeswoman for the main customs office in Krefeld, Diana Hommes.
In the case of one person, the customs officials noticed through a photo comparison and the identification determination, as well as the interrogation, that this person had been in Germany illegally for several years. According to the officials, a total of five people were arrested and three more handed over to the immigration authorities.