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Restaurant chain facing 25 charges for allegedly exploiting migrant workers

An extensive investigation into the alleged exploitation of migrant workers at an Auckland restaurant chain has led to the arrest of three people today.

Source: Breakfast

The three accused are facing multiple charges including exploitation and conspiracy charges relating to three migrant workers, aiding and abetting a person to remain unlawfully in New Zealand and supplying false and misleading information to an immigration officer.

Immigration New Zealand launched the investigation following allegations of exploitation of migrant workers in the restaurant industry.

One defendant faces 14 charges, another faces six charges and a third faces five charges.

They were arrested at their homes this morning and will appear in Auckland District Court next Wednesday.

Investigations are ongoing and further parties may be charged.