According to the General Directorate of Public Security, those found guilty of taking undocumented pilgrims to the holy city of Makkah in violation of the Hajj rules and directives face up to six months in prison and fines of up to SR 50,000 for each person taken. The directorate emphasized that as more
violators were transported, the financial penalty would increase. In accordance with the court’s directive, the vehicle will be impounded. If a non-resident drives a vehicle as a carrier, they will be fined and imprisoned in accordance with the law before being deported. Additionally, entry into the nation will be prohibited for the expat during the timeframes specified by law.
Public Security also urged locals to follow the rules and guidelines for the Hajj and Umrah while issuing a warning against fake Hajj campaigns. It instructed them to report any such campaigns by dialing 999 throughout the rest of the Kingdom and 911 in Makkah, Riyadh, and the Eastern Province