Saudi princes among dozens detained in anti-corruption purge

Saudi princes among dozens detained in anti-corruption purge

A new Saudi anti-corruption body has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers, media reports say.

The detentions came hours after the new committee, headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was formed by royal decree.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a billionaire with investments in Twitter and Apple, is among those held, InterPressNews reported.

King Salman also replaced the heads of the national guard and the navy. 

The royal decree setting up the committee declares: "The homeland will not exist unless corruption is uprooted and the corrupt are held accountable."

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