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Saudi Arabia: Police ferret out illegals from hide-outs

The Kingdom’s police and security agencies arrested 11,756 violators of residency and labor laws on the third day of the clampdown on illegal workers across the country, according to reports from Makkah, Jeddah, Al-Jouf, Northern

The Kingdom’s police and security agencies arrested 11,756 violators of residency and labor laws on the third day of the clampdown on illegal workers across the country, according to reports from Makkah, Jeddah, Al-Jouf, Northern Border Province, Renia, Dhahran Al-Janoub and Sajer.
Lt. Nawaf Al-Bouq, spokesman of Jeddah police, said officers raided the hide-outs of illegal workers, which detectives had earlier identified.
“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.
He said the city’s detention center has been refurbished to hold large numbers of detainees of both sexes. “The detention facility has an unlimited capacity and is guarded by security on all sides. Medical, Civil Defense, first aid, utilities and humanitarian services are available around the clock.”
In a predawn raid Tuesday under the direct supervision of Riyadh’s Deputy Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, around 376 violators were nabbed in the Manfouha district.
The daylong raids resulted in the arrest of 818 illegal expatriates in Riyadh. The raids were conducted by officers of Riyadh police in the presence of the deputy governor on a special directive from Riyadh Gov. Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz.
According to a spokesman of Riyadh police, the arrested foreigners were of different nationalities. Some of them were drunk or in possession of light weapons.
During the raid in Manfouha, police closed exit routes. The raid there began at 5:30 a.m. and lasted 90 minutes, he said, adding that women were among the detainees.
On Tuesday, Makkah police arrested 3,483 undocumented expatriates, said Col. Badar Al-Saud, spokesman of the city’s police.
He said officers apprehended 8,683 violators on the first and second days of the campaign. They are being held at the Al-Shumaisy General Service Center to record their biometric details and prepare them for deportation. Those who have criminal records would be handed over to police.
The director of police in Sajer said 75 unidentified or undocumented people were arrested in the town and nearby villages. They were from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. He said some were arrested while hiding in an underground petrol tank, while others turned themselves in when they saw police approaching.
Brig. Bandar Al-Eida, spokesman of the Northern Border Province, said officers arrested 93 violators on Wednesday. They now face legal action.
The spokesman of the Al-Jouf police said officers arrested 214 illegal workers in Sakaka and other parts of the province on the first two days of the campaign.
Brig. Obaid Al-Darami, director of Al-Jouf police, appealed to citizens to cooperate with the campaign and not shelter or employ undocumented foreigners. He also urged them to report illegal workers.
In Renia, 30 people were arrested in Janoub Al-Dahran on Wednesday, while 62 people were arrested over the first two days of the campaign, according to police sources.

Source: Arab News

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  • seley November 8, 2013

    deport them to mama ethiopia.

  • Kombishtato November 8, 2013

    ዓረብ መቸም ንጸሊም ኣፍሪቃዊ ክድንድኖ መዓት እዩ። ንመሳኪን ኣወዳትን ኣዋልድን ኤርትራውያን፣ ኣብ ሃገራት ዓረብ ዘጋጥሞም ጸብጺብካ ኣይውዳእን እዩ። ሳሕሳሕ ዓረብ ሳላ ነዳዲጭቃ ያኢ ሰብ ኮይኑ ንመሳኪን ኣፍርቃውያን ከም ባራዩ ይሸጦም ይልውጦም፣ የሳራጥዮም፣ ጠባቢሑ ኩሊቶም ሰሪቑ ኣብ ኣጻምእ በረኻ ይሸጦም።
    ነቲ ካብ ጥንቲ ዘመን እኒእኒ፣ ዑቕባ ንሰዓብቲ መሓመድ ከይተረፈ ብድሕሪኡ ውን ንኽንደይ ራሻይዳን ጀበሊን መጽለሊ ሂቡ ዝተቐበለ ውላድ ሓበሻ እዚ ክፈድይዎ ኣዝዩ ዘሕዝን እዩ። ሕጂ ውን ክፉእ ከይንዛረብ ሓልወና፤ ከም ሊብያ ሶርያ ዒራቕ ይግበርኩም ኢልና ኣይንረግምን። ግና ከም ኢድኩም ተፈደዩ።
    ብሕስረት ንዘለኣለም ኣይንነብርን ኢና። መሬት ከምዚ ከይጸልመተ ዘኹርዕ ታሪኽ መንነትን ልምድን ኔርና እዩ። ሓንቲ መዓልቲ ጸሓይና ክትበርቕ እያ።

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  • david November 9, 2013

    May the Lord turn his face upon us. We all need to pray and understand what is going on. Our people are suffering and we are all living our lives as if they were normal,like nothing is wrong. Please pray for peace and happiness for the whole world
    and especially for us. I wish and pray for the lord to soften our hearts. We need to respect each others point of view, agree to work together for one common goal our people and our country.

    God bless our beloved country Eritrea

  • tesfu kidane November 9, 2013

    ሃገራት ዓረብ ካብ ስዑዲ፡ ሊብያ ጀሚርካ ብትምክሕትን ድሕረትን ዝተባዕጡ እዮም። ስለዝኾነ፡ ወዲሃገር ንዘይኮነ ጸሊም ይኹን ጻዕዳ፡ ኣስላማይ ይኹን ክስታናይ ክገፍዑዎን ከበሳብሱዎን ይረኣዩ። ስዑዳውያን ከምዚ ሎሚ ነዳዲ ሰትዮም ከይሰኸሩ ጃብሆይ (ንጉሥ ሃይለስላሴ) ከይተረፉ ረዲአት ከም ዝሃቡዎም ይፍለጥ። ዝሓለፈሉ ትንፋስ ሰብ ኣሕለፈ ከም ዝብሃል ግን እንሆ ንደቂሰብ ብኢሰብኣዊ መንገዲ ክጭፍጭፉ ይረኣዩ ኣለዉ። ኣመንቲ ምስልምና ኢና፡ ሃገርና ማእከል እስልምና እያ ድማ ይብሃለለይ! እቲ ቍርኣን ጋሻ ተቐበል፡ ፍትሐኛ ዅን፡ ንምሩኽ ብግቡእ ሓዝ ኣይትቕተሎ እዩ ዝብል። እንተ እዚኣቶም መስተ ክልኩል እዩ እናበሉ ክሰኽሩን ክዓብዱን፡ ዝሙት ክልኩል እዩ እናበሉ ክዝምዉን ዝውዕሉ ናይ ውልቆም ኣብ ዝቐየሩዋ ሃገር ከም ድላዮም ይዕንድሩ ኣለዉ። ንዅሉ ግን መዓልቲ ኣለዎ። ስዑዳዎያን ብመኪና ሰብ ረጊጾም ከብቅዑ ናቱ ጌጋ እዩ ናብ ቦታይ መጺኡኒ ስለ ዝብሉ፡ እቲ እንኮ ፍታሕ ዝኾነ ሰብ ኣብ ገዛኡ ዘሎ ርስሓት ኣጽርዩ ኣብ ሃገሩ ምንባር እዩ። ካብዚ ወጻኢ ሕቡራት መንግስታት ኣየድሕን፡ ሕብረት ኣፍሪቃ ኣየድሕን። ወዲሰብ ካብ ሃገሩ እንተ ወጺኡ እንተ ጸዓኑዎ ኣድጊ እንተ ለጐሙዎ ፈረስ እዩ ተባሂሉ እዩ።

  • Tekluu Gubtaan November 9, 2013

    Shame on Arabs, What we see on the surfaces of Arab cities was built by foreigners , one ask how about their oil? Simply don’t even think of it, Arabs are not born to work .They are exploiters ,oppressive to all human kind . At present they messing others life’s but soon things will turn upon them as the need of oil is about to end….

  • abdulkarim November 9, 2013

    think the god i. see that in me country .whatgoing the peoople me councry undentand .the massege .i.wish the time for ching

  • Gemati November 11, 2013

    Iti zigerim,baiElu wala Mohamed b Sef iyu ziAmin,abey iyu iti Alah zibehal zelo ? Mohamed gual 9 tishaAte Amet kimirO,gual hawu bhayli kigases kulu fiQad Alah iyu ? Seb seb kiQetil do Alah Wo Akber ybil iyu ? Ayenay Haymanot alo kemu zimihir bjeka nay Mohamed Haymanot ? Admin keytdimsiso izi haQi iyu

  • sara November 14, 2013


  • sara November 14, 2013

    yes, let them learn how it feels….. to be deported like criminal.