Chef undone by good luck card

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The Independent Online

A Mexican man who arrived in the UK from Los Angeles to "visit a friend" was returned to the US after immigration officers found a good luck card for his "new life in the UK" in his baggage.

After landing in Manchester, the chef told officials he planned a short visit to a friend who was opening a restaurant. Border Agency officers also found Mexican recipes in his bag.

The 40-year-old man admitted he had intended to work at the restaurant illegally and bring his family to the UK if the move worked.