The Ministry of Interior managed to apprehend 138 infiltrators and violators of the Law of Entry and Residence of Foreigners; including 108 in Abu Dhabi and 30 others in the emirate of Ajman, during the past week.
In details, and in collaboration with the Crime Prevention Strategy Division of Abu Dhabi Police, the Residency Violators and Foreigners Follow-up Department conducted a number of search campaigns and raids on different locations where the violators usually gather, based on a tip-off received by the Division about a number of violators in the Al Musaffah region; which resulted in the arrest of 108 violators of Asian and African origin.
In parallel, a Committee consisting of the Ajman Police General Headquarters and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs and the Residency Violators and Foreigners Follow-up Department in Ajman, carried out a search campaign in different parts of Ajman, based on information received by the Committee, about a number of violators of Law of Entry and Residence of Foreigners. The clampdown yielded the arrest of 30 violators including 28 women working as house maids and two individuals absconders from their sponsor; legal procedures were taken.
Major General, Nasser bin Al Awadi Al Menhali, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs said that these campaigns are part of efforts exerted by the Residency Violators and Foreigners Follow-up Department and other State level divisions; to curb intruders and violators of the Law of Residence.
He added that the clampdown campaigns currently implemented will continue, and will be intensified in different regions and districts at the State level, to apprehend the violators of the Law of Entry and Residence, praising the significant efforts exerted by the Residency Violators and Foreigners Follow-up Department to ensure the success of these clampdowns. He emphasized that violators will be referred to the competent authorities, to take legal action against them.
Major Menhali called on all members of society, nationals and residents, to report such violations, and not to cover up for offenders or those who bring in, harbor and provide work and accommodation to these violators, who pose a threat to the security and safety of the community.