An Albanian man was arrested after Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers raided a car wash in South Hykeham.
Acting on intelligence, officers went to the Hand Car Wash on Newark Road on Wednesday, May 21 at 3.50pm.
The 23-year-old Albanian man was arrested for entering the UK illegally. He is now in immigration detention while investigations continue into his case.
Hand Car Wash will be served a notice warning and are liable for a fine of up to £20,000 for employing an illegal worker, unless evidence is provided that they carried out legally required pre-employment checks such as seeing a passport or Home Office document.
A Home Office spokesperson said: “Illegal working is not victimless. It defrauds the taxpayer, undercuts honest employers and cheats legitimate job seekers out of employment opportunities. Our enforcement visits are intelligence-led and timed to maximise their effectiveness.
“We would urge members of the public with information about suspected immigration abuse to get in touch.”