Saudi authorities arrest 18,901 illegals in one week

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Sat, 2024-02-10 14:40

RIYADH: Saudi authorities arrested 18,901 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 11,419 people were arrested for violations of residency laws, while 4,533 were held over illegal border crossing attempts, and a further 2,949 for labor-related issues.

The report showed that among the 1,051 people arrested for trying to enter the Kingdom illegally, 41 percent were Yemeni, 57 percent Ethiopian, and 2 percent were of other nationalities.

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