Saudi authorities arrest 127 people in March after corruption investigations

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Fri, 2022-04-01 02:02

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority, also known as Nazaha, conducted 5,279 monitoring visits and interrogated 258 suspects between March 4 and the end of the month, according to officials.

The individuals who were questioned included employees of the ministries of defense, interior, national guard, health, justice, education, municipal and rural affairs, and housing, and workers from the General Authority of Civil Aviation.

As a result of the investigations, 127 citizens and residents were arrested in connection with allegation of bribery, abuse of position, money laundering and forgery. Some were released on bail while legal procedures are carried out in preparation for referral to the judiciary.

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