Spanish Police traced down a countrywide illegal network which used to validate the work visa status of the Chinese workers in Spain.
In connection with the immigration fraud, 57 people were arrested from Valencia, Barcelona, San Sebastian and Las Palmas in the Canary Islands.
Chinese workers used to pay approx €8,000 ($8,960; £6,820) to the frauds to secure fake contracts as household workers. On the basis of the fake contracts, the Chinese people used to get a residency permit.
According to the Spanish Police statement, "They would return to Barcelona once they obtained a residency permit to work in the textile sector, without ever carrying out the job they were hired for."
The mastermind of the racket, a Chinese couple used to pay the employers a sum ranging between €1,500 and €2,000 for the contract. Most of the employers involved in the racket were from the hospitality industry in Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
As per 2015, National Statistics Institute, immigrants from china form the fifth largest community in Spain.
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