Nearly 2.3m residence, labor violators arrested across KSA

Immediate penalties were imposed against 369,648 offenders. (SPA)
Updated 05 January 2019
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Nearly 2.3m residence, labor violators arrested across KSA

  • The total number of violators being subjected to procedures is 13,401, including 11,349 men and 2,052 women

JEDDAH: More than 2 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 2,376,215, which included 1,846,252 for violating residency regulations, 364,636 for labor violations and 165,327 for border violations.
The report said that 39,088 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.
1,802 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,253 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. 962 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 29 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures.
The total number of violators being subjected to procedures is 13,401, including 11,349 men and 2,052 women.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 369,648 offenders; 334,136 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 412,169 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 609,632 were deported.


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.