June 13, 2019 / 2:08 PM / 2 months ago

Algerian police arrest partner of Germany's VW over corruption allegations - state TV

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian police on Thursday arrested Mourad Eulmi, head of the private firm SOVAC, a partner of Germany’s Volkswagen AG, at a car assembly plant in the western province of Relizane over corruption allegations, state TV reported.

The arrest comes amid a series of anti-graft investigations since protests broke out this year seeking the removal of the ruling elite and the prosecution of people seen by demonstrators as corrupt.

Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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