Cairo: Saudi police have arrested two Pakistani expatriates suspected of involvement in forging car number plates and selling them, according to the Interior Ministry.
Both suspects worked at a car decoration store in the western Saudi governorate of Taif, the online newspaper Sabq reported today, citing the ministry.
Police raided the store where they seized a computer, a printer, adhesive substances and 15 fake number plates of different sizes. The suspects are being kept in custody before reference to public prosecution, the ministry said.
Forgery is a crime in Saudi Arabia punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to SR1 million.
Driving a car with a damaged or unlicensed number plate is an offence punishable by a maximum fine of SR2,000 in the kingdom.