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Monday, 05 August 2019 09:02

Security forces gear up for successful Haj mission

MAKKAH/JEDDAH — Director General of Public Security Gen. Khaled Bin Qarar Al-Harbi has unveiled plans for the security patrols in the Haj Security Forces that are participating for the first time in the Haj security operations as an independent administration for public security.

The Haj Security Forces Command for Security Patrols are carrying out the security and organization plans for a distinctive Haj season that reflects the real image and the efforts being exerted in creating a special force for countering violations in the holy sites. This force will bear the name “The Rapid Intervention Force for Security Patrols”, so as to keep pace with the launching of the new high-speed vehicles for the security patrols that will participate during this year’s Haj in the holy sites and outside them.

They are the checkpoints of Makkah and the holy sites and the gateways to them, and the checkpoints at the gateways to Jeddah and Taif.

The Jeddah Police Tasks Commander Brig. Gen. Muhammad Aal Saqr has disclosed that the police have detected fraudulent Haj establishments. He also said that they have arrested several people and detected offices that transport pilgrims from Jeddah to Makkah.

Meanwhile, the Makkah Police Tasks Commander Maj. Gen. Fahd Al-Ossaimi has said that there is a security force comprising officers and privates for grouping of pilgrims in the Central Area through 7 transport stations. They also work in decongesting the crowds so as to maintain security and safety of the pilgrims, and participate with the Committee for Combating Negative Phenomena, and the tight security belt around Makkah, to prevent the illegal entry of pilgrims who do not hold Haj permits into Makkah.

As to the tasks of Security Affairs, the Commander of Haj Security Forces for Security Affairs Maj. Gen. Saud Bin Muhammad Al-Tuwairqi said their tasks are being carried out via three commands in the holy sites, crime control, investigation and administrative control command.

Darul Ihsan Media Desk

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