Saudis back corruption probe arrests

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Saudi Arabian citizens reacted positively to the reports of 11 princes, four current ministers and dozens of former ministers being detained by authorities on Saturday (November 4)

The arrests were made under a probe by a new anti-corruption body headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The new body was given broad powers to investigate cases, issue arrest warrants and travel restrictions and freeze assets.

Among those detained was a top security official, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, who was replaced as minister of the powerful National Guard by Prince Khaled bin Ayyaf.