POLICE have arrested three men under the Immigration Act at a popular shisha bar in Glasgow.

The owner of Quay Lounge on Paisley Road, at the entrance to Glasgow Quay, has also been hit with a fine for employing two of them within the premises.

A number of offences relating to smoking and road traffic legislation were also identified.

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Scottish Fire and Rescue issued a Formal Enforcement Notice due to safety issues they discovered within the premises.

Customers were also spoken to regarding breaching smoking legislation, with advice and guidance provided in relation to legislation around shisha pipes.

Local police officers from the Problem Solving Team swooped on the premises at around 8.30pm on Thursday, February 7.

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They were joined by Glasgow City Council Tobacco Control Officers, Home Office Immigration Officers, HMRC Finance Investigation Officers, Environmental Health and Scottish Fire and Rescue.

Chief inspector Shaheen Baber, from Govan Police Station, said: “This was a very worthwhile visit carried out with our partners to ensure the premises was operating safely and within the correct legal parameters.

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“Partner agencies were able to identify and raise issues with the owners as well as ensuring customers were aware of breaching smoking legislation and the potential consequences of doing so.

“Our aim is to work with businesses to make sure the services provided are safe and legal and so we will continue to carry out regular visits to such premises in the area.

“I would also urge anyone with information or concerns to contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.”