Over a thousand cars stolen in one month

Updated 03 January 2015
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Over a thousand cars stolen in one month

A new survey found that 1,034 cars were stolen in one month. The Makkah region topped the list with 389 stolen cars during August last year.
Riyadh came second with 290 stolen cars, followed by Madinah (110), Eastern Province (85) and Jazan (83).
According to the report, law-enforcement agencies managed to retrieve 43 percent of the stolen vehicles.
Najran recorded only two incidents of car thefts, Hail three and Northern Borders and Al-Jouf five cases each.
In a related development, Riyadh Traffic Department announced its plans to monitor and control traffic movement during school examinations starting Sunday.
Riyadh Traffic Department Director Brig. Gen. Ali Al-Dubaikhi said his department is well-prepared to deal with the exam period rush.
Explaining the traffic plans, he said: “Traffic patrols and motorcycles will be deployed osince the early hours of the day on all the main streets, squares and intersections leading to the education facilities, including schools, institutes and universities. Traffic and undercover field teams will monitor car drifters in areas frequented by students.
He noted that his department will focus on the main and important streets known for heavy traffic flow.
“All streets will be monitored through the traffic command and control center and reports on traffic jams and snarls will be immediately reported to field teams in order to address such issues as soon as possible,” said Al-Dubaikhi.
He also explained that field teams will be directed on the spot to deal with any traffic accident or cars stalling involving students.
“The teams will arrange alternative transport on the spot so that students involved in the incidents reach the exam premises quickly. Police will officially notify the principal of the accidents if necessary,” he added. He appealed to students to leave their houses early to avoid being late for the exams.
Al-Dubaikhi also advised parents to do their bit and make sure their children go home directly after the exams and not to car drifting sites.


More than 1.25 million foreigners arrested in KSA for flouting residential, labor laws

In this file photo, expatriate workers are seen outside a Labor Ministry office in Riyadh to fix their status in the Kingdom. In the past seven months, Saudi authorities have arrested more than 1.25 foreigners for violating residential and labor laws. (AFP)
Updated 19 June 2018
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More than 1.25 million foreigners arrested in KSA for flouting residential, labor laws

  • Of the total arrested, 931,069 were violators of residential regulations,  218,897 for flouting labor laws and 102,000 tried to gain entry into the Kingdom illegally.
  • The crackdown started on November 16 last year and ended on June 14.

JEDDAH: More than 1.25 million people were arrested in Saudi Arabia for violating residential, labor and border security regulations during the Kingdom’s months-long campaign.

The crackdown, which started on November 16 last year and ended on June 14, saw the arrests of 1,251,966 people in the joint security field campaign across the Kingdom. Those arrested included 931,069 violators of residential regulations, 218,897 for flouting labor laws and 102,000 violators of border security regulations.

The total number of people arrested attempting to cross the Kingdom’s borders stood at 19,233 people. Of those arrested, 54 percent were Yemenis, 43 percent Ethiopian, and 3 percent from other nations. 

The Kingdom also arrested 790 people who tried to leave the Kingdom illegally.

There were 2,167 people who were arrested for harboring and transporting violators of labor and security border regulations, and 415 citizens were arrested for transporting and sheltering expatriates violating regulations. Regulatory measures were taken against 388 citizens who were subsequently released. 

The number of expatriates currently detained stands at 10,245, including 8,817 men and 1,428 women. Immediate penalties were imposed on 221,404 violators while 177,329 violators were referred to their respective diplomatic missions for travel documents and 327,034 were deported.