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Saudi Arabia arrests over 170 people in financial fraud case

Saudi authorities have detained more than 170 people as part of an investigation of administrative and financial corruption in government agencies.

Saudi Arabia’s Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) reports.

The authorities announced that it conducted 6 thousand oversight rounds in one month and investigated 512 people. As a result, 172 people were arrested.

Officials of government agencies were reportedly arrested. The list of detainees included employees of the Ministries of Defense, Interior, National Guard, Foreign Affairs, Health, Environment, Water, and Agriculture.

The detainees are accused of bribery, misuse of power, forgery and abuse of office.

The cases will be sent to court soon.