4,060 held in Makkah crackdown



JEDDAH: ABDULLAH AL-BARGI

Published — Thursday 14 November 2013

Last update 14 November 2013 3:20 am

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Makkah police have detained 4,060 illegal workers following the government crackdown on visa and residency violators over the past 10 days.
Spokesman Col. Abdulmohsin Al-Maiman told Arab News on Wednesday that the illegal workers were handed over to the deportation center for their final exit to their home countries.
Makkah police chief Gen. Asaf Al-Qurashi guided the field operations against illegal foreign workers, he said.
Many security forces were involved in executing the raids, including security patrols and the Traffic Department, he said.

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