2.9 million arrested for residency, labor violations across KSA

2.9 million arrested for residency, labor violations across KSA
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Around 2,025 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,563 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. (File photo: aleqt)
2.9 million arrested for residency, labor violations across KSA
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Around 2,025 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,563 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. (File photo: aleqt)
Updated 30 March 2019

2.9 million arrested for residency, labor violations across KSA

2.9 million arrested for residency, labor violations across KSA
  • Around 2,025 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,563 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators

RIYADH: Nearly 2.9 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 2017, there have been 2,865,608 offenders, including 2,234,100 for violating residency regulations, 438,458 for labor violations and 193,050 for border violations.
2,025 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,563 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 428,442 offenders; 389,549 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 487,281 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 722,649 were deported.