Dubai: An expatriate man has been arrested by Riyadh Police on charges of human trafficking, Saudi media reported on Tuesday.
The suspect is charged with forcing women and children into beggary on the streets of Riyadh.
The children and elderly women begging on the streets of Riyadh are often forced to do so, and are victims of human trafficking. The suspect was referred to the Public Prosecution for further investigations and legal action.
Riyadh Police highlighted the keenness of the Ministry of Interior to crackdown on all forms of human trafficking and apply all laws firmly against anyone who violates them. Saudi authorities underlined their keenness to ensure the safety and security of the kingdom, its citizens and expatriate residents.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Control and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) has initiated 117 financial and administrative corruption cases during Ramadan. The cases have been filed against a number of government and private sector employees who have been involved in corruption by accepting bribes for personal gains.
The authority reiterated its efforts to crackdown on those involved in administrative and financial corruption and pursue anyone who exploits the public office to achieve personal gain or harm the public interest. The authority said it would continue to hold the negligent parties accountable and apply laws against them. The anti-corruption body praised the efforts of government entities in fighting financial and administrative corruption and the development of policies and procedures that promote speedy achievements and lead to shutting any inlets for corruption.
It also commends the cooperation of everyone in reporting through its available channels to receive reports, including the toll free number (980) for any practices involving financial or administrative corruption that would undermine the efforts of the government to support and promote the path of comprehensive development.
The authority expressed its sincere thanks and profound appreciation to King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman for their unlimited support and continuous directives to pursue the fight against financial and administrative corruption in all its forms and manifestations.