Saudi arrests 337,281 in crackdown on illegal foreigners

Saudi arrests 337,281 in crackdown on illegal foreigners

Saudi Arabia has arrested 337,281 foreigners in its latest crackdown on illegal immigrants.

Those arrested include 198,231 who did not have valid residence permits and over 99,000 foreigners who did not have valid work permits, Gulf News reported.

As part of the nationwide campaign, which started on November 15, 65,715 of the detainees have already been deported.

Saudi Arabia in March last year announced a 90-day amnesty for illegal expatriates to leave the country without having to pay fines or facing legal action.

The country had warned illegal expatriates of fines of 15,000 to 100,000 riyals if they failed to regularise their status or leave the country within the 90-day amnesty.

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