Without prejudice to any more severe penalty provided by another law, penalties provided by this law shall be applied.
A person who has committed one of human trafficking offences provided by Article (2) of this Law shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding seven (7) years and a fine not exceeding two hundred fifty thousand (250,000) Riyals.
A person who has committed an offence of human trafficking shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding fifteen (15) years and a fine not exceeding three hundred thousand (300,000) Riyals, in the following cases:
1- If the victim was a female, a child, an incapable person or a person with disabilities.
2- If the crime resulted in the death of the victim or caused him to suffer a permanent disability or an incurable disease.
3- If the perpetrator was a spouse, one of the ascendants or descendants, custodian or guardian of the victim, or has authority over the victim.
4- If the act was committed by threat of death, serious harm or physical or psychological torture; or by a person carrying a weapon.
5- If the perpetrator was a public employee or was assigned to carry out a public service and committed the crime by exploiting this capacity.
6- If the crime was committed by an organized criminal group and the accused person was one of its members.
7- If the crime was of a transnational nature.