June 13, 2019 / 1:14 PM / 6 months ago

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

(Corrects name of company to SOVAC from SVAC)

ALGIERS, June 13 (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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