RIYADH, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia warned on Monday of jail terms and fines for transporting or recruiting illegal expatriates, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The General Directorate of Passports highlighted that anyone offering services for expatriates that violate the labor and residency rules would face up to six months jail term and a fine of around 26,000 U.S. dollars. Non-Saudi violator would face deportation.
The offences include recruiting, sheltering or providing any services to illegal workers.
Companies that recruit those expatriates face fines and would be deprived of foreign recruitments for five years, and the responsible manager would face a jail term.
The steps are taken by Saudi Arabia as part of an effort to regulate the labor market and limit violations of the labor law.