MOI Security Spokesman: A number of Saudis and Expatriates in the Kingdom Arrested on Espionage Charges

الثلاثاء 1434/5/7 هـ الموافق 2013/03/19 م واس
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Riyadh, Jumada I 7, 1434, Mar 19, 2013, SPA -- The security spokesman of Ministry of Interior said that, based on information available to the General Intelligence Presidency about the involvement of a number of Saudis and expatriates residing in the Kingdom, in espionage activities for the benefit of a foreign country, the security authorities managed, in coordinated and simultaneous security operations, to arrest (16) Saudis, one Iranian and one Lebanese in four regions across the Kingdom (Makkah, Madinah, Riyadh and the Eastern region).
According to the security spokesman, the arrested men were involved in collecting information on vital locations and installations as well as communicating with intelligence bodies in that foreign country.
He indicated that legal procedures will be completed to interrogate with the arrested men before their case would be referred to the competent judicial authorities.
22:22 LOCAL TIME 19:22 GMT