Saudi Arabia: 172 arrested in Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption efforts

The Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority announced the arrest of 172 people on charges related to financial and administrative corruption in government agencies, according to an article in Al Ekhbariya.

The authority stated on its Twitter account that it conducted 6,061 oversight rounds in the course of one month and investigated 512 people implicated in administrative and financial corruption.

With its efforts to fight corruption and protect the government’s integrity, the authority was able to arrest 172 individuals on charges of bribery, forgery, abuse of office and misuse of power in official capacity.

These crimes were detected in authorities including the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Saudi National Guard, the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, and the Education and Training Evaluation Commission.

This article was originally posted on arabnews.com

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