The authorities in Kuwait have deported around 4,500 expatriates over the past four months, ending April 2019.
According to well-informed security sources, the deportees, who include mainly Arab and Asian expatriates, were found in breach of Kuwait's laws on residency and labour.
The authorities have also deported other expatriates over their involvement in criminal cases, according to Kuwaiti daily Alqabas.
The General Directorate for Residency Affairs has also launched an inquiry into the case of 800 Arab expats who were brought to Kuwait to work for companies which exist only on paper.
Initial investigations revealed that the owners of such "companies" brought the Arab expatriate workers in exchange for money. Two Kuwaiti nationals suspected of involvement in the operation have reportedly been arrested.