Saudi authorities ambushed a man caught performing witchcraft and black magic right in the middle of Mecca's holy site. 

The arrest, which took place on Sunday, saw the site's policemen arrest the man along with his wife and confiscate all the material they had with them. 

People at the scene captured the arrest on camera, then uploaded the footage to social media. The video is now making the rounds online, leaving many lost for words. 

The arrest was caught on camera

In the footage, a group of men can be seen trying to undo the "spells", that were done by the defendant and his wife. 

The camera then pans and shows the man being tackled to the ground by a policeman. It remains unclear how the man was able to set up and work inside the holy site.

Some Saudis are relieved at the news

"Thank God for this." 

And are hailing authorities for the arrest

"May God protect our policemen."

Others think the video shouldn't even be online

"Delete it." 

Some can't get over the shock

"Look at what they found with him. May God guard us." 

"And he's wearing Umrah attire too"

People have so many questions

"Can people perform witchcraft during Ramadan?"

"If magic can be undone using the Quran, how are they performing it near the holy site?"

Black magic is considered a crime in the kingdom

Back in February, security officials at the Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in the kingdom's city of Medina seized a parcel containing what they described as a "witchcraft spell."

The package, which was sent from outside the country, contained a product of black magic along with papers that had several people's names printed on them. It is thought that the people mentioned in the documents were meant to be "targets of sorcerous spells."

Saudi Arabia continuously cracks down on anyone thought to be practicing any form of "black magic" within the country. 

In 2009, the kingdom's government created and formalized a special "Anti-Witchcraft Unit" aimed to educate the public about the evils of sorcery and investigate alleged witches. 

"We deal with sorcerers in a special way. No one should think that we mention the name of whomever files a report about sorcery [sic]," Sheikh Adel Faqih, the country's minister of economy and planning, once said

That same year, at least 118 people were charged with "practicing magic" or "using the book of Allah in a derogatory manner" in Mecca.