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45,000 illegal expatriates in Saudi Arabia are under arrest

45,000 illegal expatriates in Saudi Arabia are under arrest

The Saudi Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday, the arrest of 14,750 violators of the regulations within a week.

 

It indicated that about 45,000 illegal immigrants, including about 3,000 women, are subject to deportation procedures.

 

The Ministry announced, in a statement, that field campaigns to seize violators of residency, work, and border security regulations, during the period from 25 to 31 August, resulted in the arrest of 14,750 violators.

 

Among those arrested were 8,684 violators of the residency system, 4,028 violators of the border security system, and 2,038 violators of the labor system.

 

A total of 225 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 30% of whom held Yemeni citizenship.

 

22 people involved in transporting, harboring, and operating violators of the residency, work, and border security regulations and covering them up were arrested.

 

it announced that “the total of those who are currently subject to the procedures for implementing the regulations amounted to 44,974 violators, including 42,064 men, and 2,910 women.”

 

It indicated that “33,812 violators were referred to their diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents, 2,151 violators were referred to complete their travel reservations, and 10,847 violators were deported.”

 

The Saudi Ministry of Interior confirmed that anyone who facilitates the entry of violators of the border security system transports them within it, or shelters them, exposes himself to penalties of up to 15 years in prison.

 

The government also imposed a fine of up to one million riyals on them, confiscating the means of transportation and housing used for shelter, in addition to defaming him.

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