KUWAIT: Hundreds of people were arrested in a police crackdown in Industrial Ardiya Tuesday night, hours after 545 expatriates were arrested in an unscheduled campaign in the same area.
During the second campaign in less than 24 hours in the area, 437 people were arrested for violating residency and labor regulations, as well as being wanted by authorities over different criminal offenses, the Interior Ministry’s Relations and Security Media Department said in a statement yesterday.
The majority of the violators carry article 20 visas issued for domestic helpers, and who have left their original employers to work illegally for others. The ministry said that the original employers also face legal action for failure to report their workers missing.
Last week, 3,338 people residency law violators and people wanted for various offenses were arrested during a crackdown in Jleeb Al-Shuyiukh.