Sunday 19 Nov, 2017


Investigators Team Arrested 201 Saudi Citizens on Corruption


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Riyadh: The Investigation team in Saudi detained 201 Saudi citizens on the charges of corruption. Investigators team claim to have recovered at least 100 billion dollars, media reports said.

The corruption-related sweep comes at a time of increased tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran over the conflict in Yemen and Lebanon.

This action against the corrupt began overnight Saturday, with the detention of eleven princes and 38 officials, military officers and business leaders.

It is being said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered this crackdown as part of his bid to consolidate power in his hands with an eye on being the eventual ruler of the kingdom.

Saudi Attorney General Saud al-Mojeb said 208 people had been called in for questioning, and that seven were released without charge, leaving 201 in custody.

According to reports the Saudi top officials misused the public fund leaded to the arrest.

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