2.9 million arrested for residency, labor violations across KSA

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Around 2,025 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,563 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. (File photo: aleqt)
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Around 2,025 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,563 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. (File photo: aleqt)
Updated 30 March 2019
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2.9 million arrested for residency, labor violations across KSA

  • Around 2,025 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,563 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators

RIYADH: Nearly 2.9 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 2017, there have been 2,865,608 offenders, including 2,234,100 for violating residency regulations, 438,458 for labor violations and 193,050 for border violations.
2,025 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,563 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 428,442 offenders; 389,549 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 487,281 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 722,649 were deported.


Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

Updated 20 June 2019
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Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

PARIS: Saudi defense chiefs signed a number of strategic partnerships with major global companies while taking part in the prestigious Paris Air Show.
The pavilion of the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company received a succession of key aerospace-industry figures during the Kingdom’s first exhibition appearance at the world’s largest aviation event.
High-profile visitors welcomed by SAMI chief executive offer, Andreas Schwer, included chairman of the SAMI board of directors, Ahmad Al-Khatib, deputy chairman of the SAMI board of directors and chairman of the board of directors of the Local Content and Government Procurement Commission, Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, and president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation, Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.
The pavilion also received a senior delegation from the Saudi Presidency of State Security, along with the director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser.
During the second day of the air show, which runs until June 23 at Le Bourget airport in Paris, SAMI officials took part in meetings and signed strategic partnerships with global businesses involved in the four areas of the company’s work, namely air and ground systems, weapons, missiles and defense electronics.
At a signing ceremony in the SAMI pavilion, company chiefs also put pen to paper on a joint project agreement with US aerospace and defense company L3 Technologies for cooperation in the field of electro-optical and infra-red technology and special task systems inside Saudi Arabia. In February, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the joint project.