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MOSCOW, September 12 (Itar-Tass) —— As many as 130 employers who used labor of hundreds of illegal migrants, as well as over 300 illegal migrants, were detained in the Moscow region in a raid of the Federal Migration Service (FMS), a source the FMS told Itar-Tass.
According to the source, four checks were made in Moscow on Wednesday. Thirty Tajik and Uzbek citizens employed as janitors were detained in an office building in Ryazansky prospect for violating the regime of the stay in Russia. At the crossing of Leningradskoe shosse and the Moscow Ring Road, 39 persons were detained for having no work permits, two for violating the regime of the stay in Russia and two others for presenting forged work permits. Seventy illegal migrants having no documents on them at all were detained in Severnoe Tushino, said the source.
He said checks were also made in the Moscow region. All-in-all 306 persons were detained there, 152 of them for working without permits. Another 138 persons detained are Russian citizens using work of migrants staying illegally in Russia, said the source, noting that Russian citizens will face responsibility for illegally employing foreign citizens or stateless persons.
Sixteen lawsuits were brought as a result of the raid for organizing illegal migration and 18 cases for forging documents.