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Saudi Arabia’s New Corruption Commission Arrests 11 Princes, Four Ministers

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

RIYADH, NETRALNEWS.COM - A new Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption committee has arrested 11 princes, four ministers and dozens of former ministers.

"Saudi Arabia has detained four ministers as part of its anti-corruption campaign,” Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported, Sunday (11/5/2017), as quoted by Antara via Reuters.

Arabiya said the number of detained princes had climbed to 11. It reported earlier that 10 princes and dozens of former ministers had been detained through a new anti-corruption committee, headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which was formed by royal decree, Saturday (11/4/2017).

The arrests came just hours after King Salman ordered the establishment of the commission and named his 32-year-old son to lead it. However, no initially offer details on the identities of the princes and officials who were arrested.