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Saudi Arabia arrests 15,806 illegals in a week

Around 15,806 violators of residency, labor laws and border security regulations were arrested in various regions of the Kingdom within a week.

According to the Ministry of Interior the arrests were made during the joint field campaigns carried out by various units of the security forces across the Kingdom during the week from October 21 to 27.

The arrests included 7,609 violators of the residency system, 6,525 violators of the border security rules, and 1,672 violators of the labor laws.

Another 469 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 50% were Yemenis, 46% Ethiopians, and 4% of other nationalities, with 90 violators being caught trying to cross the border to go out of Saudi Arabia.

12 people were involved in transporting and harboring violators of residency and work regulations and practiced cover up activities, were arrested.

A total of 87,840 violators are currently subjected to the procedures for violating the regulations, of which 78,698 are men and 9,142 are women.

Of them 73,313 violators were referred to their diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents, 2,228 violators were referred to complete their travel reservations, and 6,380 violators were deported.


Saudi Gazette

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