The joint field campaigns to follow up and control violators of residence, work and border security regulations, which took place in all regions of Saudi Arabia, for the period from 12/18/1444 corresponding to 7/6/2023 until 12/24/1444 corresponding to 7/12/2023 resulted in the arrest of 11,915 violators. Among them, 6,359 violators of the residency law, 3,753 violators of the border security law, and 1,803 violators of the labor law.
A total of 675 people were caught trying to cross the border into Saudi Arabia, 54% of whom were Yemeni nationals, 44% were Ethiopians, and 2% were from other nationalities. 5 involved in transporting, harboring and operating violators of residency, work and border security regulations and covering them up.
Regarding those who are currently subject to the procedures for implementing the regulations, a total of 35,700 violators arrived, including 29,620 men and 6080 women, while 26,161 violators were referred to their diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents, 3407 violators were referred to complete their travel reservations, and 4508 violators were deported.
The Ministry of the Interior confirmed that everyone who facilitates the entry of violators of the border security system into Saudi Arabia, or transfers them within it, or provides them with shelter, or provides them with any assistance or service in any way, exposes himself to penalties of up to 15 years in prison, a fine of up to one million riyals, and confiscation. The means of transportation and housing used for shelter, in addition to defamation of it.
She explained that this crime is considered one of the major crimes that require arrest and violates honor and trust, urging that any cases of violation be reported to the number (911) in the regions of Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Riyadh and the Eastern Province, and (999) and (996) in the rest of the regions of Saudi Arabia.