Egypt ar­rests 75 over cor­rup­tion charges

Observer on Saturday - - News - AP

- Egyp­tian author­i­ties have ar­rested 75 peo­ple in­clud­ing gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and for­eign­ers over an ar­ray of cor­rup­tion-re­lated charges.The coun­try's anti-cor­rup­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tive Con­trol Author­ity said in a Thurs­day state­ment that the ar­rests come in the wake of a 14-months-long in­ves­ti­ga­tion that re­vealed the de­fen­dants' in­volve­ment with several "or­gan­ised gangs." The state­ment, car­ried by state-run news agency MENA, says the de­fen­dants were found to be in­volved in acts of bribery, prof­i­teer­ing, forg­ing of­fi­cial doc­u­ments, fa­cil­i­tat­ing il­le­gal mi­gra­tion and hu­man traf­fick­ing, as well as mis­ap­pro­pri­at­ing pri­vate and pub­lic funds.


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