More than 40 people have been detained by Venezuelan law enforcement authorities in a corruption case involving government officials, the country’s Attorney General Tarek William Saab said on his Twitter page on April 2.
According to Saab, 42 suspects have been arrested for their involvement in different corruption schemes, aimed at “taking money out of the national economy, harming society in general.”
Earlier, the Venezuelan Public Prosecutor’s Office announced the beginning of an anti-corruption investigation against some public officials in the Republic. It was reported that those arrested were linked to different branches and levels of government and to the legal system.
In mid-March, the newspaper La Nación wrote that mass arrests of people involved in corruption in the highest and middle echelons of power began on March 17. At the same time, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dismissed Tarek El Aissami, Minister of Oil and Gas and vowed to stop corruption at state oil and gas company PDVSA.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency