18 men arrested on espionage charges

March 19, 2013

A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior has reported that security authorities have carried out simultaneous operations to arrest eighteen people suspected of espionage. The men, including sixteen Saudis, one Iranian and one Lebanese, were arrested in Makkah, Madinah, Riyadh and Eastern Provinces. According to the spokesman, the suspects were involved in collecting information on vital locations and installations, as well as communicating with intelligence bodies in a foreign country. He noted that the men will be interrogated and then referred to judicial authorities.

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