Around 15,910 violators of residency, labor laws and border security regulations were arrested in various regions of the Kingdom within a week.
According to the Ministry of Interior the arrests were made during the joint field campaigns carried out by various units of the security forces across the Kingdom during the week from June 9 to 15.
The arrests included 9,784 violators of the residency system, 3,983 violators of the border security rules, and 2,143 violators of the labor laws.
Another 226 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 40% were Yemenis, 50% Ethiopians, and 10% of other nationalities, with 57 violators being caught trying to cross the border to go out of Saudi Arabia.
10 people were involved in transporting and harboring violators of residency and work regulations and practiced cover up activities, were arrested.
A total of 73,039 violators are currently subjected to the procedures for violating the regulations, of which 69,595 are men and 3,444 are women.
Of them 60,027 violators were referred to their diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents, 3,053 violators were referred to complete their travel reservations, and 12,882 violators were deported.
The Ministry of Interior emphasized that anyone who facilitates the entry of an infiltrator into the Kingdom or gives him transportation or shelter or any assistance or service shall be punished with penalties of up to 15 years in prison, and a maximum fine of SR1million in addition to the confiscation of the means of transportation and accommodation.