Over 2.5 million arrested for labor, residency violations in Saudi Arabia

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41,233 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom. (SPA)
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41,233 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom. (SPA)
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41,233 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom. (SPA)
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41,233 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom. (SPA)
Updated 27 January 2019

Over 2.5 million arrested for labor, residency violations in Saudi Arabia

  • 1,852 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,305 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators

JEDDAH: More than 2.5 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report.
Since the campaign began in November 2017 the total number of offenders was 2,504,037, which included 1,949,024 for violating residency regulations, 383,033 for labor violations and 171,980 for border violations.
The report said that 41,233 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 51 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 46 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
Some 1,852 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,305 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 385,898 offenders; 345,075 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 430,271 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 637,507 were deported.


Saudi ambassador to UK presents credentials to Queen Elizabeth II

Updated 13 November 2019

Saudi ambassador to UK presents credentials to Queen Elizabeth II

  • Previously, Prince Khaled served as the Saudi envoy to Germany

LONDON: Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan met on Wednesday with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London, where he formally presented a copy of his credentials to the Queen as Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the UK.

Earlier, Prince Khalid expressed his wish to serve the Kingdom and its people in the UK and to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries.

Previously, Prince Khalid served as the Saudi envoy to Germany.