Saudi Arabia: Nazaha oversees 176 arrests in Saudi corruption crackdown

Saudi authorities have arrested 176 citizens and expatriates, including government ministry employees, for alleged involvement in corruption.

In a statement, the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) said those arrested include employees of the defense, interior, national guard, finance, health, justice, municipal, rural affairs and housing, education, transport, information, and human resources and social development ministries, as well as workers from Saudi Customs, the General Authority of the Red Crescent and the National Water Co.

Charges levelled against the employees cover bribery, abuse of power and forgery charges. They were arrested in 971 inspection raids carried out by Nazaha teams in the last month.

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