The Saudi government has launched a large-scale crackdown on illegal immigrants. The Saudi government has accused the detainees of violating the country’s housing and labor laws and border security policies.
Local media outlets Saudi Gazette reported on Sunday, citing sources in the Saudi Interior Ministry, that several units of the country’s security forces conducted joint operations in different places from October 26 to November 3. 15 thousand 399 people have been detained at this time Of them 6292 have been arrested for violating housing laws.
There are allegations against 6,373 people for violating border security policies.
In addition, 26 and more people have been detained in the country for illegally crossing the Saudi border. Eighty-five percent of them are Ethiopians.
42 percent are from war-torn Yemen and 3 percent are from other countries.
According to Saudi media. Among them 6,006 are men and 9,342 are women. On the other hand, the concerned authorities of Saudi Arabia have asked 10,017 accused to leave.
Meanwhile, the Saudi government has instructed Saudi citizens to refrain from providing any kind of services, including accommodation, employment and transportation to illegal immigrants.
The country has also warned of severe punishment if it deviates. Violation of these rules is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to 1 million Saudi riyals.