SR100,000 plus 2-year jail for harboring Saudi immigration law violators

Updated 06 December 2017

SR100,000 plus 2-year jail for harboring Saudi immigration law violators

RIYADH: A fine of SR100,000 ($26,700) and a maximum of two years’ imprisonment will be imposed on people who harbor violators against the local labor and immigration regulations.
The spokesman for Madinah region police, Maj. Hussain Al-Qahtani, made the announcement on Monday during the government’s ongoing campaign on “A Nation without Violators.”
He said the campaign in Madinah is being carried out under a joint operation with the participation of representatives from Civil Defense, the Saudi Red Crescent Authority, the Madinah governorate and the department of labor and social development.
Al-Qahtani pointed out that the campaign combed neighborhoods and arrested many violators, handing them to the concerned authorities for necessary action.
Last week, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development inspectors reported the arrest of 119,850 persons for various violations.
On Monday, 325 such violators were arrested in a day in a similar campaign in the capital. An Ethiopian expatriate who had lived in the capital for the past 3 years was caught brewing liquor in the city. The police seized a large number of bottles filled with the liquor.
The police said that those who flout local regulations and overstay their Umrah and Hajj visas are mainly instrumental in such crimes as thefts, abductions, armed robbery and burglaries.
Expatriates have been advised to carry their resident identification and other relevant documents during police inspections.


Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

Updated 19 August 2019

Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

  • The Arab coalition denounced Saturday's attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant
  • The Yemeni militant attack sparked a fire but caused no casualties or disruption to production

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the internationally recognized government in Yemen on Monday denounced a Houthi attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant in Saudi Arabia.
The militants claimed 10 drones struck the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the border with the UAE on Saturday.
“The Houthi militia have endangered global energy security by targeting Shaybah oil field in Saudi Arabia,” spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.
The militants, who are based in Yemen and backed by Iran, have used drones laden with explosives to target infrastructure in the Kingdom.
Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, Col. Al-Maliki said the that Houthi and Daesh militias are conducting simultaneous operations in Yemen, stressing that the Houthis, who sparked the Yemen war in 2014, continue to pose a clear threat in the southern Red Sea.
The coalition, which includes Saudi Arabia and the UAE, intervened in the Yemen conflict in 2015 to support forces loyal to the internationally recognized government after it was driven from the capital Sanaa by the Houthis.