Saudi authorities detained on charges of corruption more than 200 people

Saudi authorities arrested 201 people in the investigation of corruption. This was stated by the Prosecutor General of the Kingdom Saud al-Moheb, writes the Associated Press.

According to the public Prosecutor, on November 4 interrogations were caused by 208 people. Seven of them were released without charges, and 201 is in custody.

Saud al-Moheb noted that during the three-year investigation were revealed the damage from corruption and abuse amounting to about $100 billion.

November 4 in Saudi Arabia has created a new anti-corruption Committee. It was headed by crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The newspaper Al Arabiya reported the same day that the country on suspicion of corruption detained the 11 princes, four Ministers and dozens of former Ministers.

According to the Associated Press, the detained Prince-billionaire al-Waleed bin Talal one of the richest people in the middle East. Reuters reported that one of the detainees is a former Minister of Finance of Saudi Arabia Ibrahim al-Assaf. Among the detainees – a member of the Royal Council in charge of state oil company Saudi Aramco, and one of its Directors.

The U.S. edition of the Wall Street Journal, citing sources, reported that Saudi authorities are planning to confiscate detained on suspicion of corruption, cash and assets worth $800 billion.

Saudi authorities detained on charges of corruption more than 200 people 09.11.2017

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