Saudi Arabia ; 3 CID officers caught stealing 49 lakh riyals from foreigners

A search of the suspects’ residences and vehicles turned up an additional 3.4 million riyals.

Riyadh (Urdu Point latest newspaper. December 16, 2021) 3 CID officers were caught in Saudi Arabia stealing 4.9 million riyals from foreigners. According to Gulf News, Saudi Arabia has arrested three employees of the Criminal Investigation Department in one area for stealing 49 lakh riyals from two foreigners. The watchdog and anti-corruption authority (Nazaha) reported that three employees of the Criminal Investigation Division in a local police department and a citizen, with the help of the Interior Ministry, detained two residents of Arab citizenship for 4.9 million riyals. Arrested for theft.
After learning of the incident, Nizah and the Interior Ministry launched an investigation into the matter and a search of the suspects’ residences and vehicles turned up an additional 3.44 million riyals. went.
In another corruption case, a citizen submitted a report claiming that a non-commissioned officer working in the anti-narcotics department in one of the governorates was pending a public money laundering case against him. Is asking for 1 million riyals in return.

On the other hand, Riyadh police arrested 5 citizens who robbed people by selling foreign currency at a price lower than the exchange rate on social media. Used to grab money. A spokesman for the Riyadh Region Police said the detainees were Saudi nationals who had obtained an apartment in Riyadh for the incident, which was the scene of their crime, where a search also turned up several foreign counterfeit currencies. The suspects have been charged with multiple counts of fraud and misappropriation of public funds and use of social media to promote their crimes, including involvement in cybercrime, which is under investigation.

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