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Saudi Arabia arrests over 230 government staff on charges of corruption

In January 2022, Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption investigators opened more than 630 criminal corruption cases and arrested more than 230 government officials on charges of bribery, abuse of power and forgery of documents.

According to Saudi Gazette, citing Saudi Arabia’s Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority, investigators conducted 4286 inspection during the last month. The inspection rounds resulted in the investigation of charges against 634 suspects and arrest of 234 among them.

Those arrested included officials and employees of the ministries of defense, interior, national guard, foreign affairs, health, justice, municipal, rural Affairs and housing and education.