Ministry of Rural

The Ministry of Rural and Municipal Affairs said on Tuesday that 126 employees were arrested in “local government ” in different parts of the kingdom, after being involved in corruption cases.

“They have been charged with involvement in, inter alia, financial and administrative corruption and legal irregularities such as exploiting power, abuse of authority and criminal offenses,” the ministry said in a statement published on its Twitter account.

“The investigation included employees in the municipality of Riyadh, Jeddah, the holy capital of Ahsa, Al-Baha, Al-Jouf, the northern and eastern borders, Taif, Tabuk, Jizan, Hail, Hafr al-Batin and Najran qassim ,” the statement added. “The ministry will take all legal measures against the defendants in cooperation with the competent authorities,” he said.