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Kuwait: Over 8,100 expats deported in 2020

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A total of 8,143 expatriates were deported from Kuwait in 2020, a security report showed today.

The deportees included 6,003 handed over by the residency affairs police and 2,140 others by other sectors of the Interior Ministry, the report published by Al Jarida newspaper said.

Some 317 people were, meanwhile, interrogated during the year in connection with cases of human trafficking and fraud, it added. Seventy-one of them were sent to Kuwait’s Central Prison.

Kuwaiti prosecutors also handled 44 cases related to illegal residencies in exchange for money involving 259 persons, of whom 21 were sent to the Central Prison.

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