Saudi Arabia arrests public employees, army officers in anti-corruption driveChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 17, 2020
The Saudi authorities arrested at least 45 persons, including public employees and army officers, over suspicion of corruption and influence peddling.
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Those arrested include 13 public employees, four businessmen and five non-Saudi employees, the authority said.
The statement added that the Anti-Corruption Authority also seized funds and real estate assets worth 602 million Saudi riyal ($160 million).
In another case, the authority said four army officers and five contractors with the Saudi Defense Ministry were detained over suspicion of profiteering in a project.
It also said that 14 others, including two police officers, were detained over alleged embezzlement and bribery in commercial contracts. ■