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Saudi: Over 14k illegals arrested in a week

Around 14,932 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 security forces and the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) from November 4 to 10.

Those arrested included 7,511 violators of the residency laws, about 5,872 violators of the border security regulations, and more than 1,549 violators of the labor law.

A total of 353 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, of whom 66 percent were Yemeni nationals, 32 percent were Ethiopians, and 2 percent belonged to other nationalities while 34 people were arrested for trying to flee the Kingdom crossing borders. The security forces also arrested 12 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 87,786 including more than 78,581 men and 9,205 women, while the cases of 73,398 violators were referred to their diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents for their deportation.


Saudi Gazette

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