An official source in the Control and Anti-Corruption Authority in Saudi Arabia stated that the authority has initiated a number of criminal cases during the last period, and the legal procedures against them are being completed.
The main issues were as follows:
The first case: In cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior, (3) employees of the criminal investigation police in one of the regions and a citizen were arrested for arresting two residents of Arab nationality and seizing the sum of (4,900,000) four million nine hundred thousand riyals that they had and their release. By searching their residences and vehicles, they were found. A sum of (3,443.705) three million, four hundred and forty-three thousand seven hundred and five riyals, and the residents were also arrested for not proving the legality of the source of that amount, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The second case: a citizen submitted to the authority a report that a non-commissioned officer working in the Anti-Narcotics Department in one of the governorates requested an amount of (1,000,000) million riyals in return for filing a money-laundering case against him. During his interrogation, there was no case against the author and that he had edited incorrect letters with the aim of convincing him, indicating that the citizen’s data had been obtained from a person of Syrian nationality residing in Turkey, and after conducting research and investigation procedures in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and the Saudi Central Bank, the involvement of the presenter was revealed. The report was (suspended) of gang formation for money laundering by obtaining sums of money from residents of Arab nationalities and depositing them in bank accounts belonging to commercial entities and transferring them outside the Kingdom, where the total transferred amounts amounted to (180,000,000) one hundred and eighty million riyals, and a number of employees of one of the employees were arrested Banks for obtaining sums of money and gifts in kind to facilitate the process of depositing those amounts.
The third case: Supervising the arrest of a supervisor at the Anti-Commercial Fraud Department and committees at the Ministry of Commerce in one of the regions for inflating his bank accounts and real estate wealth in a way that is not commensurate with his income, as its total amounted to (3,980,000) three million nine hundred and eighty thousand riyals.
The fourth case: Suspension of the director of the Buildings Department in the Education Department of one of the regions, two employees of the same administration, four businessmen who own commercial entities contracted with the Ministry, and two residents working in the same entities, because the director of the department obtained an amount of (1,120,000) one million one hundred and twenty thousand riyals in payments, and that Other employees receive separate sums of money from owners and employees of the same entities in return for facilitating the procedures for receiving and disbursing the dues of commercial entities at the Ministry.
Fifth case: The arrest in flagrante delicto of a judge at the Commercial Court in one of the regions, the moment he received the sum of (300,000) three hundred thousand riyals in return for issuing a ruling in favor of a citizen in a case he is examining.
Case Six: In cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, a non-commissioned officer working in the Ministry of Defense was suspended for obtaining an amount of (125,000) one hundred and twenty-five thousand riyals in installments from his colleagues at work in exchange for their exemption from the official working hours.
Case Seven: In cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior and the Presidency of State Security, an officer with the rank of lieutenant colonel working in the police of one of the regions was arrested for having, during the arrest of one of the accused, seized his mobile devices and not handed them over as seizures in the case and handed them over to another citizen with whom he has a relationship (was suspended) in order to clear evidence of his involvement with the case.
Case Eight: Suspension of an employee working in the Commercial Court in one of the regions for obtaining sums of money totaling (176.433) one hundred and seventy-six thousand four hundred and thirty-three riyals from the owners of cases considered by the court in return for leaking information related to their cases and affecting the course of its procedures in their favour, in addition to negotiating with one of the owners of those cases To obtain an amount of (1,000,000) one million riyals.
The ninth case: Suspension of an engineer working in the trust of one of the regions for having, during his tenure as a former director of the land administration in the same trust, included in the minutes of granting (13) land “belonging to his acquaintances” incorrect data of infringement and duplication that resulted in changing the grant sites (from the sites chosen by lottery to other sites).
The tenth case: the arrest of two citizens in flagrante delicto the moment they received the sum of (20,000) twenty thousand riyals out of (50,000) fifty thousand riyals to be handed over to a non-commissioned officer of the Anti-Narcotics Department in one of the governorates in exchange for the release of one of the accused in the case of drug trafficking, and then the arrest of The non-commissioned officer referred to in flagrante delicto at the moment of receiving the amount from the citizens.
Case Eleven: Suspension of a non-commissioned officer working in the civil defense in one of the regions to facilitate a factory obtaining a civil defense license in return for concluding a contract in the amount of (25,000) twenty-five thousand riyals to provide the requirements and conditions of civil defense with an institution owned by his mother.
Case Twelfth: Suspension of an Arab resident who works as a training supervisor and marketing officer in a private training institute for requesting an amount of (35,000) thirty-five thousand riyals from one of the trainees in return for enabling her to pass the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties exam.
Case Thirteen: In cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, (three) non-commissioned officers working in the police of one of the regions were arrested for arresting a resident and looting an amount of (450,000) four hundred and fifty thousand riyals he had in his possession.
The fourteenth case: the arrest of an employee working in the municipality of one of the regions, claiming to be a municipal observer in flagrante delicto, the moment he received the sum of (30,000) thirty thousand riyals in return for not issuing a violation for one of the buildings in the region and closing the existing complaints in the municipality.
Case Fifteen: The arrest of an employee working in a municipality in one of the governorates in flagrante delicto the moment he received an amount of (8,000) eight thousand riyals in return for issuing a municipal license to a commercial entity.
The authority confirms that it continues to monitor and control anyone who infringes on public money or exploits the position to achieve his personal interest or to harm the public interest and to hold him accountable even after the end of his relationship with the job, because the crimes of financial and administrative corruption do not fall within the statute of limitations, and that the authority is continuing to implement what the system requires against transgressors without compromise.