Eight illegal immigrants were found working at Warburtons bakery at the Delta Industrial Park in Millmarsh Lane, Enfield during an evening operation carried out by the UK Border Agency.
The eight, six from Pakistan, one from Zimbabwe and one from South Africa, are all aged between 24 and 28.
Five of the Pakistani nationals remain behind bars pending their removal from the country.
The other three workers have been granted bail while the UK Border Agency seeks to obtain travel documents for them.
Border Agency officers checked all documents fro all the workers at the factory, with the bakers’ cooperation during the visit.
The agency’s London area director Sharon Flannery said: “We’re committed to removing people who have no right to be or work in the UK, and we’re working closely with other agencies and local authorities to do that.
“We are also happy to work with businesses to ensure the right checks are done on staff. Those who are found to have broken the law will face action.”
A spokesperson for Warburtons said the company believed it had robust procedures in place and would continue to provide the UK Border Agency with its full support.
Companies can be fined up to £10,000 per illegal employee from outside Europe. (The Enfield Independent)