Abu Dhabi: Nearly 15,000 violators of residency and labour laws, including those who crossed the border illegally, were arrested in Saudi Arabia from July 15 to 21, a report released by the Interior Ministry on Saturday said.
The report said 4,565 expatriates had violated residency laws and 1,126 labour laws, while 8,957 violated the border security system.
It added some 270 people were caught, while attempting to infiltrate into the Kingdom through its southern borders and 127 people were caught attempting to leave the Kingdom illegally.
The report said five people were arrested and charged with providing accommodation and transport to a number of illegal expatriates.
The previous week saw the arrest of more than 19,000 violators of residency, labour and border security laws and deporting of nearly 23,000 illegal residents.
Over 5.6 million violators of residency and labour laws as well as border security system were arrested in Saudi Arabia since November 2017, of whom nearly 1.6 million were deported to their home countries, a report released by the Interior Ministry said last month.