Saudi Arabia arrests 159 illegal Ethiopians in Riyadh

Cairo: Saudi police have rounded up a total of 159 illegal migrants in a series of raids in the capital Riyadh, a security official has said.

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“The 159 illegals were arrested as part of field efforts to track down violators of the border security systems,” assistant spokesman for the Riyadh police Major Khaled Al Karidis added.



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“All legal procedures have been taken against them to refer them to the agency concerned,” he said, according to Okaz Online without elaborating.


Earlier this week, the Riyadh police announced arresting 15 Ethiopian nationals in the city’s western district of Al Mahdia for breaching the Saudi border security regulations.


Thousands of irregular expatriates are believed to be in Saudi Arabia which is battling to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.

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