Makkah — The security authorities in Makkah arrested an Asian woman who practiced beggary. The woman managed to collect approximately SR117,000 in several foreign currencies and gold jewelry in addition.
The security forces have arrested 3,719 beggars from various regions of the Kingdom during the week starting from March 22 to 30. The Public Prosecution Officials investigate the cases against each arrested beggar, including men and women.
The Public Security emphasized that begging in all its forms and manifestations has been banned.
It urged the public to report those engaged in beggary or extending support to beggars by calling the phone number; 911 in Makkah and Riyadh and 999 in all other regions of the Kingdom.
The Public Security had announced that the competent security authorities would arrest anyone who engages in beggary; and will refer them to the competent authorities.
It urged citizens and residents to provide their alms through regular means that ensure that it reached the needy people and discouraged the practice of beggary.