28 Egyptians deported from Saudi Arabia for violating residency laws
Foreign workers outside the Saudi immigration department - AP

CAIRO: Saudi Arabia deported 28 Egyptians Friday for violating residency laws in a series of deportations in the past two years, Youm7 reported.

The Egyptian nationals arrived in Cairo International Airport on a Saudi Airlines plane.

Thus far, at least 98 Egyptians have been deported from the oil-rich Kingdom in April, while in March, at least 118 others were also deported.

According to a report issued by the Saudi Labor Department in 2014, the number of Egyptians working in the Kingdom was estimated at 968,000 at the end of 2013, representing about 40 percent of the total Arab expatriate workforce.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly warned citizens not to overstay their visas in Saudi Arabia or return to the kingdom illegally after deportation.

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