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8,410 expats arrested in security sweep to be ‘deported’ this week
May 17, 2015, 9:33 am

The Public Security Sector continued its security campaigns in all governorates; leading to the arrest of 8,410 expatriates who are waiting for deportation this week.

Those arrested include Residency Law violators, marginalized laborers and others wanted by law for absconding. According to the statistics released by the sector recently, those arrested in the Capital Governorate include 492 men and 364 women; 317 men and 347 women in Hawally; 1,400 men and 780 women in Ahmadi; 775 men and 648 women in Jahra; 1,329 men and 1,439 women in Farwaniya; and 363 men and 156 women in Mubarak Al-Kabeer.

The report also revealed that the sector conducted 251 security campaigns last week, resulting in the arrest of several persons wanted by law for involvement in criminal and civil cases.

Meanwhile, seven Asian expatriates were arrested for gambling inside an apartment in the Capital Governorate. According to security sources, when the Capital Security Director Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah received information about the illegal activity, he ordered securitymen to keep tabs on the suspects until it was the right time to strike. The suspects were arrested in possession of gambling cards and some money. A case was registered and they were referred for investigations.

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