More than 200 arrests made in Saudi corruption crackdown

(Worthy News) – Saudi Arabian officials said Thursday that more than 200 people have been arrested as the government investigates corruption and the misuse of billions of dollars.

Those arrested include some of the country’s elite, including members of the Saudi royal family. And the attorney general of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb, said Saudi authorities believe at least $100 billion “had been misused though systematic corruption and embezzlement over several decades,” The New York Times reported.

No charges have been publicly released and all but seven people arrested remain in confinement. [ Source: UPI (Read More…) ]