Muscat: Workers violating the labour law were arrested by the Ministry of Manpower and other authorities last week.
According to the weekly index report issued by the ministry, of 554 workers arrested between 6 and 12 November 2016, 432 were commercial sector workers, followed by 71 domestic workers and 51 agricultural sector workers.
Investigations revealed that there were 320 absconding workers, 198 were workers released by their sponsors and 8 were referred to the ministry by a third party.
North Al Batinah Governorate recorded the highest number of arrests with 204 while Muscat Governorate recorded 127.
Meanwhile, during the same period, a total of 395 labour law violators were deported to their respective countries.