More than 4.1 million held for residency, labor violations across Saudi Arabia

More than 4.1 million held for residency, labor violations across Saudi Arabia
More than 1,658 Saudis were arrested for harboring people who had breached local laws. (SPA)
Updated 03 November 2019

More than 4.1 million held for residency, labor violations across Saudi Arabia

More than 4.1 million held for residency, labor violations across Saudi Arabia
  • A total of 2,866 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries

RIYADH: More than 4.1 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in Saudi Arabia, according to an official report.
Since the campaign began in November 2017, a total of 3,209,068 people have been held for violating residency regulations, 631,628 for labor violations and 265,523 for border violations.
Figures released on Friday showed that of the 71,586 people arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 44 percent were Yemeni, 53 percent Ethiopian and the remainder of other nationalities.
A total of 2,866 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries, and 4,643 were held for involvement in transporting and harboring offenders. More than 1,658 Saudis were arrested for harboring people who had breached local laws.
The total number of offenders subject to procedures is 15,216, comprising 13,337 men and 1,879 women, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Immediate penalties were imposed on 567,824 offenders; 521,391 were transferred to diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 688,984 were transferred to complete their travel reservations, and 1,025,699 were deported.