Saudi Arabia arrests 48,797 illegal Expats in September

Hunt for Illegal Expats started in the month of August 2021

Saudi Arabia arrests 48,797 illegal Expats in September

The arrests were made during joint field campaigns carried out by various units of security forces and the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) starting 1st of September till date

Those arrested included 25,200 violators of the residency laws, about 25,017 violators of the border security regulations, and 3,360 violators of the labor law.

illegal Expats arrested in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia arrests 48,797 illegal Expats in September

Most of the expatriates were caught while trying to cross the border and trying to flee the from Saudi Arabia. Few of them were also arrested who assisted transporting violators and were giving them shelter.

The Ministry of Interior (MOI) in Saudi Arabia has warned that anyone who is caught facilitating anyone to enter Saudi Arabia in violation of the border security regulations, or provides him transportation or shelter or any assistance or service in any way, shall be awarded a maximum jail term of 15 years, a fine of up to SR1 million, and the confiscation of the means of transportation, and the residence used for shelter, in addition to publicizing their names in the local media.


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