Thousands held in Saudi clamp on illegals
Jeddah, November 7, 2013
Saudi Arabi's security agencies have arrested 11,756 illegal expatriate workers across the kingdom on the third day of the crackdown, a report quoting officials said.
Officers raided the hide-outs of illegal workers, which detectives had earlier identified, said the Arab news report quoting Lt. Nawaf Al-Bouq, spokesman of Jeddah police.
“The raids netted 3,918 persons on the first day, while 3,877 violators were arrested on the second day. The operations are continuing as planned,” he said.
Riyadh Deputy Govenor Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz said in the report that 818 illegal expatriates had been arrested in Riyadh.
Makkah police arrested 3,483 undocumented expatriates, said Col Badar Al-Saud, spokesman of the city’s police, in the Arab news report.
He said officers apprehended 8,683 violators on the first and second days of the campaign.