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Saudi: Over 240 employees arrested in corruption crackdown

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A total of 241 people, including citizens and expatriates, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in corruption, Saudi Arabia’s anti-graft authority has said.

In a statement, the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) said that the accused included employees of the ministries of interior, health, municipal and rural affairs and housing, education, and human resources and social development; the Saudi Customs and the Saudi post.

The charges framed against them included bribery, abuse of power and forgery. They were arrested during as many as 263 inspection raids carried out by the Nazaha teams during the last month.

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The arrest of the suspects was made after carrying out investigations into the alleged role of 757 people. Nazaha said that the legal procedures are being completed prior to referring them to courts.



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