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16,565 Violators Of Residency, Labor Laws Arrested

In joint field campaigns across the Kingdom from June 27 to July 3, 16,565 people were arrested for violating residency and labor laws.

That number included 9,969 violators of residency laws, 4,676 violators of border-security regulations, and 1,920 violators of labor laws.

A total of 1,244 individuals were caught attempting to enter the Kingdom illegally, of whom 37 percent were Yemeni, 60 percent were Ethiopian, and 3 percent were of other nationalities.

Additionally, 63 individuals were caught attempting to exit the Kingdom illegally.

Three individuals were apprehended for involvement in transporting, harboring, and employing violators, as well as covering up for them.

A total of 20,780 violators — 19,396 men and 1,384 women — are currently being processed by the relevant authorities, while 12,219 violators have been referred to their diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents.

A further 2,931 violators have been ordered to finalize their travel arrangements, while 9,663 have so far been deported.

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