11 Pakistanis sentenced to jail in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: A Saudi court has jailed 11 Pakistani nationals, each for seven years, after they were convicted of fraud in the Kingdom.

An investigation by the Saudi public prosecution’s fraud unit found that the gang sent text messages made calls to potential victims telling them they needed to update their bank details, state news agency SPA reported.

The gang used the personal information they obtained to access their victims’ accounts and withdraw money.

The offenders will be deported from the Kingdom after serving their jail terms.

The public prosecution said it would continue to work to protect people and their money from all forms of financial crime, and to bring to justice all those involved in such activity.



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