Riyadh —Within a week, around 13,702 violators of labor laws, residency, and border security regulations were arrested in numerous areas of the Saudi Arabia.
The Ministry of Interior stated that the arrests were completed during the joint field campaigns. The arrests were carried out by numerous security force units across the Saudi Arabia during the week from May 26 to June 1.
The arrests included:
- Eight thousand three hundred sixty-two violators of the residency system.
- Three thousand five hundred thirteen violators of the border security rules.
- One thousand eight hundred twenty-seven violators of the labor laws.
Another 253 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Saudi Arabia. 50% were Yemenis, 41% Ethiopians, and 9% of other nationalities.
Other than that, 18 violators were caught trying to travel across the border to go out of Saudi Arabia. Further, sixteen people were arrested.
They were involved in transporting and harboring residency and work regulations violators and practicing cover-up activities.
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A total of 76,836 violators are currently subjected to the procedures for violating the regulations. Out of these violaters, 73,539 are men, and 3,297 are women.
Of them, 64,752 were referred to their diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents. The remaining 2,613 violators were directed to complete their travel reservations, and 10,985 were deported.
The Ministry of Interior emphasized specific punishments for people who help an infiltrator.
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Anyone who facilitates the entry of an infiltrator into the Saudi Arabia or gives him transportation or shelter or any assistance or service shall be punished with penalties of almost 15 years in prison.
They also stated a maximum fine of SR1million in addition to the confiscation of the means of transportation and accommodation.