Saudi authorities arrest 15,812 residency violators in one week

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Sat, 2023-09-16 13:17

RIYADH: Saudi authorities arrested 15,812 people in one week for breaching residency, work and border security regulations, according to an official report.

A total of 9,801 people were arrested for violations of residency laws, while 3,804 were held over illegal border crossing attempts and a further 2,207 for labor-related issues, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.

The report showed that among the 827 people arrested for trying to enter the Kingdom illegally, 61 percent were Yemeni, 18 percent Ethiopian, and 21 percent were of other nationalities.

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