Nearly 2.78 million residence, labor violators arrested across Saudi Arabia

Immediate penalties were imposed against 419,874 offenders; 380,767 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents. (SPA)
Updated 17 March 2019
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Nearly 2.78 million residence, labor violators arrested across Saudi Arabia

  • Immediate penalties were imposed against 419,874 offenders; 380,767 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents

RIYADH: Nearly 2.78 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report. Since the campaign began in November 2017 the total number of offenders was 2,788,883.
The report said that 47,437 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 51 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 46 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
1,980 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,445 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. 1,145 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 35 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 419,874 offenders; 380,767 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 475,179 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 703,995 were deported.


Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s first flight celebrated

Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani. (GACA)
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Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s first flight celebrated

  • Yasmeen Al-Maimani has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), represented by the management of Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines, celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani, 29, on Sunday.
Al-Maimani made her first official flight between Hail International Airport and Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Qassim, becoming the first Saudi woman to fly a commercial aircraft as a co-pilot with Nesma Airlines.
She received the opportunity after the airline advertised vacant positions for co-pilots on its New Pilots Program — 11 were accepted, including Al-Maimani, who has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US.
Following their acceptance into the program, the pilots underwent a four-stage training regimen at Prince Sultan Aviation Academy in Jeddah, including practice on multi-engine planes with multiple crews.
Ground training using an ATR 72-600 aircraft at Nesma Airlines’ training center in Hail followed, before progressing to simulators in Jakarta and Madrid.