Saudi: 172 arrested for corruption in one month
A total of 172 people — citizens and expatriates — have been arrested for their alleged involvement in corruption, Saudi Arabia has said on Saturday.
The accused included employees of the ministries of defence, interior, national guard, foreign affairs, health, environment and water and Education authority and the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia). The charges framed against them included bribery, abuse of power and office and forgery. They were arrested during 6061 inspection raids carried out by the anti-corruption teams during the month of Rabie AlAwal.
The arrest of the suspects was made after carrying out investigations into the alleged role of 512 people. The legal procedures are being completed prior to referring them to courts.