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Over 58,000 immigrants facing jail term in Saudi

Rumi Sayeed, Jeddah : The Saudi law enforcing agencies prosecuted 58,365 people, arrested during a month-long operation. Most of them are facing different terms in jails.
Saudi Arabia’s law enforcement agencies have arrested more than 19,500 migrants for violating housing, labor and security laws in a week-long operation.
On Sunday (February 25), the country’s Ministry of Interior announced this information about the arrest of immigrants. They were arrested on charges of illegal residence, labor and security violations during a raid from February 15 to 21.
According to the report, among those detained, 11,897 people were detained for violating the Housing Act, 4,254 people were detained for violating the Border Security Act and 3,280 people were detained for violating the Labor Act. In addition, 971 people were detained while trying to enter Saudi Arabia illegally and 36 people were detained while trying to leave Saudi Arabia illegally.
The report also says that currently 58,365 people arrested in Saudi Arabia have faced the legal system. Of these, 9,500 people have been sent back.
Incidentally, Saudi Arabia is a country of about 3.48 million people. Millions of migrant workers from different countries of the world are working in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s local media regularly report on the country’s ongoing crackdown on lawbreakers and arrests of illegal immigrants. Attempting to assist illegal entry into Saudi Arabia is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine of 1 million Saudi Riyals. The Saudi government has repeatedly warned about this.

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