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Saudi Arabia arrests 15,076 illegals in a week

Around 15,076 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 16 to 22 December. Those arrested included 7,777 violators of the residency laws, about 5,375 violators of the border security regulations, and more than 1,924 violators of the labor law.

A total of 208 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, of whom 64 percent were Yemeni nationals, 28 percent were Ethiopians, and 8 percent belonged to other nationalities while 34 people were arrested for trying to flee the Kingdom crossing borders. The security forces also arrested 27 people who were involved in transporting violators and giving them shelter.

The total number of violators, who are currently subject to the punitive measures, accounted for more than 92,304 including more than 83,125 men and 9,179 women, while the cases of 81,670 violators were referred to their diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents for their deportation.


Saudi Gazette

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