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Nowhere to run ... huge plan on anvil to nab illegal expats
January 22, 2015, 8:43 am

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Citizenship and Passports Affairs Major-General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah announced the Interior Ministry has prepared a plan on the wide scale to arrest the more than 100,000 residence and labor law violators, reports Al-Qabas daily.According to Al-Jarrah the ministry will track down these violators during the campaign which he said will be the largest in the history of the Ministry of Interior.

He said these violators had been evading arrest during intensive security campaigns. Al-Jarrah said in a statement a majority of the sectors of the ministry will take part in the campaign expected to be launched soon in a number of places which are believed to be harboring these violators.

Al-Jarrah said the Indians top the list with 25,000; Bangladeshis come in second place with 20,000; followed by Sri Lankans 15,000; Egyptians 7,000; Filipinos 6,700; Syrians 5,250; Pakistanis 2,500; Iranians 1, 750 and Iraqis 1,300.

Al-Jarrah stressed those who shelter the violators will be held legally responsible and called on the violators to correct their status.

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