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Saudi authorities nab 45,000 immigration and labor violators in month

Various punishments were issued against a number of Saudis who accommodated or covered up the violators

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The passports police detained a total 44,978 violators of residence and labor laws throughout the kingdom over the last month.

Director of the Passports Department (Jawazat) in Makkah Province Maj. Gen. Khalafallah Bin Obaidullah Al-Tuwairqi said 14,768 were apprehended in Jeddah.

He said various punishments, including imprisonment and fines, were issued against a number of Saudis who accommodated or covered up the violators.

A pre-dawn crackdown in various districts in Jeddah on Wednesday resulted in the arrests of 312 violators, including a number of expatriates who were wanted in connection with criminal offenses.

This was originally reported on the Saudi Gazette on April 10, 2015.