Along with this, 6,676 expatriates who were previously arrested for various law violations and were staying in deportation centers have been deported from Saudi Arabia in the last one week, according to a statement by the Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia. Currently, 27,283 expatriates, including Indians, are awaiting processing in deportation centers in the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs has stated. Of these, 22,770 are males and 4,513 are females.
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These are violations of the law such as staying in the country without renewing it or changing to another job after the expiry of the visa, getting involved in various cases, coming on visit, tourist and pilgrimage visas other than work visas and staying in the country without returning after the specified period, working under someone other than the original employer, engaging in work other than what is mentioned in the visa. The Ministry of Home Affairs informed that the person has been arrested.
Statistics show that most of them were arrested for violations related to residence and visa laws. 6,598 expatriates have been arrested for this reason. Apart from this, 4,082 people were caught for violating the border protection laws and 1,413 people for violating the labor laws.
Last week, the Border Security Force arrested 64 people for trying to enter the country illegally without the necessary documents. 13 people have been arrested for providing accommodation to those who are in the country without a visa, employing them without a work visa and providing vehicles to the violators.
Officials have warned that 15 years in prison and a fine of 10 lakh Riyals await those who commit such violations and those who cooperate with them. The Ministry of Home Affairs also stated that the buildings that housed them and the vehicles used to help them will be confiscated and their names will be published in the local media.