Over 300,000 arrested for labor, immigration, border violations across Saudi Arabia

The total of 14,868, including 2,528 women, are currently subject to the procedures of the police for early deportation. (SPA)
Updated 10 January 2018
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Over 300,000 arrested for labor, immigration, border violations across Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: A total of 361,370 people have been arrested in the Kingdom during the past two months for violations of labor and immigration laws and the Public Security authority warned on Tuesday that it would continue its operations in the coming days.
The joint field campaign is being conducted by the police in cooperation with the ministries of interior, labor and social development and commerce and investment, and also the department of immigration, which functions under the Ministry of Interior.
According to the latest report from Public Security, some 78,135 violators have already been deported during this period.
The total of 14,868, including 2,528 women, are currently subject to the procedures of the police for early deportation. The authorities have already sent the documents of 58,076 persons to their respective embassies to obtain their travel documents.
According to the statement, 4,758 persons were arrested while attempting to cross the border into the Kingdom, which included 76 percent Yemeni nationals, 22 percent Ethiopians and two percent who were from unknown countries. Some 260 people were arrested for attempting to cross the border from the Kingdom.
A total of 745 people, including 122 citizens, were arrested for transporting and harboring those who violated the local regulations.


Saudi cultural attaché in the UK meets Saudi teachers, inaugurates student activities in Scotland

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Saudi cultural attaché in the UK meets Saudi teachers, inaugurates student activities in Scotland

JEDDAH: The cultural attache at the Saudi Embassy in London, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Mugaishi, met at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, Saudi teachers who are currently undergoing a training course as part of the “Experiences” program implemented by the ministry of education.
Al-Mugaishi was briefed on the program prepared per the plan of the National Center for Vocational and Technical Education at the ministry of education, which includes an intensive course in English, the study of modern theories and educational strategies applied in Scotland, and the application of such theories within classrooms in general education schools.
Then he launched the 38th edition of the activities of the clubs of Saudi students who were sent to Scotland at Strathclyde University in Glasgow
The inauguration ceremony was attended by a number of Saudi students studying in different universities and institutes of Scotland,
In his address on this occasion, Dr. Al-Mugaishi stressed the importance of scholarship in advancing the Kingdom and its children, as well as the academic and professional careers of students, and the importance of imparting the acquired knowledge, science and expertise to the homeland in order to contribute effectively to the Kingdom’s march of progress and development.
The cultural attaché bureau continuously communicates with the scholarship students to provide them with all the required support so that they achieve their coveted goals, and return to their homeland equipped with the latest science, knowledge and technology and transfer them to the Kingdom to contribute further to its progress and prosperity.
The ceremony featured poem recitation and a movie highlighting the activities of the students un various Scottish universities, in addition to a short movie under the theme” We are King Salman’s men.”
After that, the cultural attaché launched the Dundee Club on its Internet site, enabling it to independently serve all students in the various Scottish universities and institutes.
Towards the end of the ceremony, the cultural attaché answered the questions of the students.