Those responsible for a restaurant in La Sènia are arrested for having a worker in subhuman conditions

National Police agents jointly with Mossos d'Esquadra and with the collaboration of the Provincial Labor and Social Security Inspectorate, have arrested three people for alleged crimes of identity theft and against the right of workers.

The investigation began last April when a woman denounced that she was being a victim of labor exploitation. She stated that a woman offered her to come to Spain to work as a cook in a restaurant in the Tarragona town of La Sènia, with a salary of 1,000 euros per month and the promise to regularize her situation, providing her with food and accommodation with other workers.

Once he arrived in Spain, he stated that he began to work and the conditions that he was offered had nothing to do with reality, working very long hours, with continuous verbal insults and with the prohibition of leaving home or work.

When the victim claims the conditions that were promised, the owner of the establishment kicks her out of both her home and her job, leaving her without her belongings and without paying her for the days worked.

Once the joint investigation began, when data coincided in the investigation, there was the collaboration of the Labor Inspectorate to carry out three inspections, one in the town of La Sènia, in Tarragona, and two in Vinaròs, Castellón, in where the two responsible for the establishment are arrested for a crime against the right of workers.

In addition, a third individual is arrested for a crime of identity theft, since he was working at the time of the inspection and identified himself with the documentation of another person.

It should be noted that the hotel establishment where the woman allegedly worked did not have any type of municipal license, insurance, occupational risk plan, or any certificate of security measures, capacity, or claim forms, among others.

The investigation is still open in order to detect other possible victims and it has been carried out by National Police officers from the Local Immigration and Border Group of Tortosa (Tarragona) and the Criminal Investigation Division (DIC) of the Terres de l'Ebre Police Department of Mossos d'Esquadra, with the collaboration of the Provincial Labor and Social Security Inspectorate.

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