Hundreds convicted of human trafficking in Makkah

November 8, 2009

The Expatriate Administration in Makkah reported that 443 people have been convicted of human trafficking in the city, Saudi Gazette reported Sunday.

The Expatriate Administration warned that those caught smuggling illegal residents or pilgrims without Hajj permits would face fines of SR100,000 ($267,000) and/or two-year prison sentence, and the seizures of the vehicles used in human trafficking.