A Saudi court sentenced 11 Pakistani expatriates, convicted of financial fraud, to seven years in prison. The court also ruled to deport them after serving the jail term, the Public Prosecution has said.
The Financial Fraud Wing at the Public Prosecution had completed an investigation into the illegal activities of 11 Pakistani nationals arrested on financial fraud charges. It was revealed in investigations that the accused persons were engaged in financial fraud by sending text messages to the victims, communicating with them by telephone, urging them to update their bank information, and then obtaining their personal information and using it to access their bank accounts and steal their money.
The Public Prosecution stated that it will continue to protect funds from all forms of crimes, and will bring anyone, who is involved in financial fraud, to justice, seeking severe penalties for them.