Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], Nov.10 (ANI): Many Saudi citizens have reportedly been taken into custody on charges of corruption.
It is being said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered this crackdown as part of his bid to consolidate power in his hands with an eye on being the eventual ruler of the kingdom.
This action against the corrupt began overnight Saturday, with the detention of eleven princes and 38 officials, military officers and business leaders.
The 32-year-old crown prince is the son of King Salman and is popularly known by his initials MBS. His supporters say tackling corruption is a part of his Vision 2030 plan, a blueprint for how to restructure the country and wean it from its dependence on oil revenue. An estimated 1,700 individual bank accounts have been frozen so far.