The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has arrested 16,565 violators of residency, labour, and border security laws across the Kingdom from June 27 to July 3.

Those arrested included 9,969 violators of the residency laws, about 4,676 violators of the border security regulations, and more than 1,920 violators of the labour law.

1,244 people were arrested for attempting to cross the Kingdom’s border, with 60 percent Ethiopian, 37 percent Yemeni, and 3 percent other nationalities, and 63 for attempting to flee.

The security forces also arrested 17 individuals who were involved in transporting and providing shelter to violators.