Saudi Arabia arrests 2.82 million expats

Pedro Gonçalves
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Saudi Arabia has arrested nearly "2.82 million violators of residency, work and border security systems" in the last two years, as the kingdom cracks down on illegal expats. Since the campaign began in November 2017, there have been 2,827,564 offenders, including 2,204,460 for violating residency regulations, 432,461 for labor violations and 190,643 for border violations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Saudi authorities imposed immediate penalties against 424,223 of the arrested offenders, and transferred 385,618 others to "their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel...

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