Saturday, May 1, 2010

14,355 people caught for visa violations in U.A.E

A total of 14,355 people violating visa rules — including 801 border jumpers — were caught during investigations and searches in the first four months of this year, the Ministry of the Interior said.
The ministry warned against dealing with visa violators and border jumpers as they are a group which has "broken the law" in the words of Major General Nasser Al Awadi Al Minhali, Deputy director of Naturalisation, Residency and Checkpoints Affairs at the ministry.
He also said that the department responsible for following up these issues was able to hold 1275 infiltrators and violators between April 22 and 28.Al Minhali also announced that inspection teams affiliated to the department will continue their work relentlessly to bring border jumpers to justice, and warned whoever shelters violators would be subject to legal procedures.