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‘Bribed’ wire: Saudi labor office employee asks for $64,000 payoff

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An employee at a Labor Office in the Saudi capital of Riyadh has been arrested for demanding bribes in return for issuing labor visas, a source at the National Anti-Corruption Commission told the Saudi Gazette on Tuesday.

A citizen reported the employee for asking for a SR240, 000 (about $64,000) bribe in return for processing his request for labor visas.

The claims have been investigated and the commission coordinated with the police to arrest the suspect.

A “sting” operation was organized, which found the employee preparing to accept a SR120, 000 bribe in another dealing. Police were alerted and he was arrested.