11 Princes Have Been Arrested Thanks To An Anti-Corruption Committee Headed By The Crown Prince
Billionaire Prince, Alwaleed bin Talal has been arrested in an anti-corruption sweep spearheaded by HH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
According to reports, 11 princes, four ministers and several former ministers have been arrested under the new anti-corruption investigation.
#Saudi princes among dozens detained in corruption crackdown.
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Bin Talal is a billionaire and has investment in companies including Apple, 21st Century Fox and Twitter
The Royal Decree was issued on Saturday, by HH King Salman
Regarding the anti-corruption committee, which is chaired by Crown Prince, HH Mohammed bin Salman.
According to Saudi-state owned publication, Al Arabiya: “The committee has the right to investigate, arrest, ban from travel, freeze accounts and portfolios, track funds and assets of individuals involved in corruption practices.
“King Salman said in his decree that in view of what was noticed of exploitation by some to, illicitly accrue money the committee was formed to eliminate the issue.”
According to reports, the airport for private planes was closed on Saturday
And Ritz Carlton in Riyadh was evacuated – speculating talk it would be used to house the detained royals.