|13 June, 2019

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

Algerian police arrested Mourad Eulmi, head of the private firm SVAC, a partner of Germany's Volkswagen, at a car assembly plant in the western province of Relizane over corruption allegations, state TV reported.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Employees work in the new Renault factory in Oran, west of Algiers.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Employees work in the new Renault factory in Oran, west of Algiers.

REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

ALGIERS- Algerian police on Thursday arrested Mourad Eulmi, head of the private firm SOVAC, a partner of Germany's Volkswagen, 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) ((hamid.ouldahmed@thomsonreuters.com;))

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