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.


King Salman receives outgoing Brazilian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

King Salman receives outgoing Brazilian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Flavio Marega in Riyadh on Wednesday. SPA
Updated 24 January 2019
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King Salman receives outgoing Brazilian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

  • The reception at the Yamamah Palace in Riyadh was attended by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir

King Salman received on Wednesday outgoing Brazilian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Flavio Marega. 

The ambassador paid farewell to the king on the occasion of the end of his term as an ambassador of his country to the Kingdom.

The reception at the Yamamah Palace in Riyadh was attended by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir.

Later, King Salman received senior officials of the Ministry of Commerce and Investment, presidents of chambers of commerce, and a number of businessmen.

During the reception, the king stressed the important role of the private sector in achieving development goals in the Kingdom and raising the level of provided services.

The audience was attended by Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qassabi and Governor of Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization Saad bin Othman Al-Qasabi.