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Saudi: 12,920 illegals arrested in a week

Around 12,920 violators of residency and labor laws and border security regulations have been arrested in various regions of the Kingdom within a week. The arrests were made during joint field campaigns carried out by various units of security forces and the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) during the period from March 28 to April 6.

Those arrested included 8,171 violators of the residency laws, about 3,102 violators of the border security regulations, and more than 1,647 violators of the labor law.

A total of 185 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, of whom 58 percent were Yemeni nationals, 37 percent were Ethiopians, and 5 percent belonged to other nationalities while 106 people were arrested for trying to flee the Kingdom crossing borders. The security forces also arrested 11 people who were involved in transporting violators and giving them shelter.


Saudi Gazette

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