Thousands try to infiltrate into the KSA [Archives:2004/793/Local News]

November 25 2004

By News Services
Saudi chief border guard Gen. Talal Ankawi said more than 1,000 people are arrested daily trying to cross clandestinely into Saudi Arabia.
Ankawi was quoted by the daily al-Riyadh Wednesday as saying an average of 50,000 people try to infiltrate the kingdom on a monthly basis, mostly through the border with Yemen.
They are spotted easily either through the naked eye or with the help of heat sensors erected along border points, Ankawi said. Very few are able to cross without being spotted due to the long and open border with Yemen, but the majority are seized.