The Ministry of the Interior announced in a statement on Monday targeting 12 companies and tourist offices involved in the sale of illegal Hajj visas, pointing out that 7 owners and corporate officials were seized, as well as 23 other defendants, APA treports citing Tellereport.
They set up about 600 wanted pilgrims.
The ministry said that a number of companies and tourism offices have been monitored using electronic visas issued by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to some Egyptian citizens to participate in the various events held in the Kingdom (concerts - conferences) and the sale of these visas to citizens in agreement with a group of Saudi tourism companies, The possibility of their failure to return to the country and to work there or wait for the Hajj season.
The ministry pointed out that these companies took advantage of the entry of the quota allocated to the country of these visas, and used the visas for other countries and the registration of the names of Egyptian nationals in the nationalities of those countries, which was discovered by Saudi Airlines and refused to travel the Egyptians mentioned.
The statement confirmed that the results of the search and investigation resulted in confirming the validity of the information previously monitored, as well as uncovering one of the methods of illegal immigration that some resort to by exploiting such visas to travel to Saudi Arabia and other countries, and the suspects were arrested after the Attorney General's permission .