Saudi authorities arrest over 10k residency violators

RIYADH: Saudi authorities arrested 17,463 people in one week for breaching residency, work and border security regulations, according to an official report.
A total of 10,856 people were arrested for violations of residency laws, while 3,934 were held over illegal border crossing attempts and a further 2,673 for labor-related issues, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
The report showed that among the 773 people arrested for trying to enter the Kingdom illegally, 44 percent were Yemeni, 45 percent Ethiopian, and 11 percent were of other nationalities.

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