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.