A trio of employees at the UAE’s Ministry of Interior has been arrested with corruption charges against them, after threatening people to add them to a ‘wanted’ list in exchange for money.
Two Emiratis, Kh.S.M and T.H.Gh and an Indian employee, S.A.Kh were involved in corruption while working for the Ministry of Interior, blackmailing select people to pay more money so they can visit the country. The trio threatened them failure to make the payment would land them into the ‘wanted’ list and a travel ban would be implemented on them.
Ministry of Interior reaffirms no one is above the law
An imprisonment sentence has been imposed on the trio after unravelling the corruption crimes. The Ministry of Interior said the employees were caught through the monitoring and control system, and reaffirmed the authority has zero-tolerance for employees who don’t comply with the Ministry’s values and principles.
“The Ministry of Interior indicated that what these corrupt people did was not related to the values and principles adopted by the Ministry and all its employees and that this behaviour is reprehensible in an environment that rejects corruption in all its forms and seeks to preserve the inherent gains and values, and provide reassurance to citizens and residents.”Ministry of Interior
Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior says there’s “no place for corruption in our institutions based on the directives of rational leadership on the principles of serving the country and society with sincerity and honesty.”
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