16,565 violators of residency, labor laws arrested

RIYADH: During joint field campaigns from June 27 to July 3, 16,565 people were arrested across the Kingdom for violating residency and labor laws. This number included 9,969 residence law violators, 4,676 border security rule violators, and 1,920 labor law violators. A total of 1,244 persons were caught trying to enter the Kingdom illegally, of whom 37 percent were Yemenis, 60 percent Ethiopians and 3 percent other nationalities. In addition, 63 individuals were caught trying to leave the Kingdom illegally.

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