Aug 4, 2018
SAUDI AUTHORITIES ARRESTED 116 INDONESIANS FOR ILLEGAL HAJJ TRAVEL
Security authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested 116 Indonesians during a raid on a shelter in Misfalah, Makkah for reportedly using illegal permits to go on the Hajj. Most Viewed : Dangers of contact less debit and credit cards
In the arrested people, most of them have work permits, while others came into Kingdom on Umrah visa, as per the statement of Indonesian Consulate General in a press release. Recommend : Indian expat caught with 603,000 riyals at Dammam airport
- Those Umrah pilgrims, most of them are arrived from Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara paid between 50 million Indonesian rupiah to a travel agent in Indonesia for a Hajj trip. However, when they reached Makkah they were asked to pay more 500 riyal to get back their passports from the local guide.
- As they entered in the Makkah city, Now they were free to go anywhere they want. The travel agent does not have any business with it said an official from Consulate General, However the group did not remember their travel agent name. See Also : Penalties for transporting illegal pilgrims to Hajj
- Saudi security authorities arrested 116 Indonesians including those who entered in the Kingdom illegally while on raid as they were living in the same building.
- Indonesian Consul General to Jeddah said this was not the first time Indonesians were caught using illegal means to go on the Hajj. He called all Indonesians to always comply with travel regulations of Saudi Arabia. Read : Saudi girl arrested in Kiki challenge for indecent dress