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Employees of 7 ministries among 136 arrested for corruption

June 13, 2021
A total of 136 people — citizens and expatriates — have been arrested for their alleged involvement in corruption, Saudi Arabia’s anti-graft authority has said on Sunday.
A total of 136 people — citizens and expatriates — have been arrested for their alleged involvement in corruption, Saudi Arabia’s anti-graft authority has said on Sunday.

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — A total of 136 people — citizens and expatriates — have been arrested for their alleged involvement in corruption, Saudi Arabia’s anti-graft authority has said on Sunday.

In a statement, the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) said that the accused included employees of the ministries of defense, interior, National Guard, health, justice, municipal and rural affairs and housing and education.

The charges framed against them included bribery, abuse of power and forgery. They were arrested during as many as 914 inspection raids carried out by the Nazaha teams during the month of Shawal.

The arrest of the suspects was made after carrying out investigations into the alleged role of 562 people. Nazaha said that the legal procedures are being completed prior to referring them to courts.

The commission called on everyone to report, in the event of noticing any suspicious activities involving financial or administrative corruption, by contacting the toll free number 980 or website www.nazaha.gov.sa or email 980 @ nazaha.gov.sa or fax: 0114420057.


June 13, 2021
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