Huge rise seen as 29,000 expats deported last year

KUWAIT CITY, March 17: In 2017, the government of Kuwait has reportedly deported 29,000 expatriates, that roughly works out to 85 people per day. Security sources said this is unlike in the past when the deportations were very slow.

According to the statistics provided by the authorities, the Indians topped the list, followed by the Egyptians, Filipinos and Ethiopians fourth respectively. The Bangladeshis occupied the fifth spot and the Sri Lankans sixth.

The sources added the people were deported for various reasons including those who were caught for violating the residence and labor laws, committing crimes, serious traffic violations and, fraud but a majority of them were deported for trafficking in drugs and alcohol.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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