Area has history of illegal workers

Area has history of illegal workers

– December, 2007: Officers raid three properties in Carabooda and detain 12 people, mostly Malaysian, believed to be illegal market garden workers.

– October, 2008: Eleven men and four women, of Malaysian and Filipino descent, detained after a community tip-off regarding illegal strawberry pickers at a market garden in Carabooda.

– December, 2010: Immigration officers, in partnership with the City of Wanneroo and Fair Work Ombudsman, run awareness sessions with market gardeners in Carabooda and other areas after 27 illegal workers are found in Gingin.

– August, 2012: 16 illegal market garden workers are found living in a house in Hocking. Ten Malaysian men, five Malaysian women and one Hong Kong-Chinese woman are taken into custody.

– November, 2012: A friend of Malaysian national Beng Keong He, who drowned abalone fishing at Yanchep, is deported for overstaying visa.

– March, 2013: A police |vehicle stop in Wanneroo uncovers three Malaysian men and two women living in the district illegally.

– July, 2013: Eight Malaysian men living at a house in Wanneroo are detained, suspected of working illegally in market gardens.

– November, 2013: Seventeen people detained, 12 of whom are living in a Yanchep house. Four others are detained in Gingin and one is discovered at a Border Protection roadblock in Wilbinga.