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The suspects had illegally transferred the money outside the kingdom via a bank account of a commercial establishment owned by a Saudi man after duping him into believing that the transfers were aimed to finance imported goods. Image Credit: Reuters

Cairo: Saudi police said they had arrested six Indian expatriates in the capital Riyadh for transferring money from illegal residents and violators of the country’s border rules.

The suspects had illegally transferred the money outside the kingdom via a bank account of a commercial establishment owned by a Saudi man after duping him into believing that the transfers were aimed to finance imported goods, spokesman for the Riyadh police Khalid Al Karidis said.

Around SR3.4 million was found in the possession of the suspects whose ages range between 20s to 30s, the official added.

The suspects, being remanded, have been referred to prosecution.

Foreigners make up around 10.5 million of Saudi Arabia’s overall population of 34.8 million population.

In recent months, Saudi authorities have intensified a crackdown on violators of residence and border systems.