50,262 foreigners deported from Saudi Arabia in two months

Published January 1, 2015
In this photo, Saudi security personnel stand outside a petrol station at the al-Munissiyah district, north-east of Riyadh. — AFP/File
In this photo, Saudi security personnel stand outside a petrol station at the al-Munissiyah district, north-east of Riyadh. — AFP/File

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has deported 50,262 foreigners for violating work and residence regulations over the last two months.

Riyadh is also expected to deport another 2,474 people soon, the Saudi Ministry of Interior data, quoted in the local media shows.

During the same period, Saudi border guard too foiled the attempts by over 14,000 infiltrators to enter the country.

In 2013, the Ministry of Interior reportedly deported more than 700,000 foreigners for violating work and residence laws and foiled more than 290,000 attempts by infiltrators to enter the kingdom illegally, according to media reports.

Experts say the Saudi-Yemeni border area is the most monitored region because of repeated attempts at smuggling narcotics and drugs into Saudi Arabia.

Published in Dawn, January 1st, 2015

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