Sharjah Police arrested 313 people in December who have been living illegally in the emirate.
Most of them were either absconders or those who had entered the country after being deported earlier. They were also engaged in illegal activities such as begging.
The Department of Criminal Investigation of Sharjah Police who nabbed them has referred them to competent legal authorities.
Colonel Jihad Sahoo, Director of Criminal Investigation, Sharjah Police , most of them lived in abandoned old houses and construction sites.
He called on the public to alert authorities when they see illegal activities in their neighbourhood.