The arrests were made as part of the ministry’s efforts to regulate the labour market, keep a check on illegal businesses and prevent violations committed by a number of establishments.
The majority of violations included commercial workers (40), agricultural workers (6) and private workers (4). After initiating legal measures, 38 workers were found to have left their workplaces and 12 workers were let go off by their sponsors.
During the same period, 59 violators were deported, 49 of whom were in the commercial sector and three in the agricultural sector. The department also received 59 reports of employees leaving their jobs.