Kingdom arrests 11,465 residency violators in one week

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Sat, 2023-09-30 13:18

Saudi authorities arrested 11,465 people in one week for breaching residency, work and border security regulations, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.

According to an official report, a total of 7,199 people were arrested for violations of residency laws, while 2,882 were held over illegal border crossing attempts and a further 1,384 for labor-related issues.

The report showed that among the 711 people arrested for trying to enter the Kingdom illegally, 52 percent were Yemeni, 45 percent Ethiopian, and 3 percent were of other nationalities.

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