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 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.