Saudi Arabia: Ambush arrests


Issue 993 - 22 May 2015 | 1 minute read

French police have arrested around a dozen people suspected of involvement in the 2014 ambush of a Saudi prince’s convoy. The prince, widely reported to be Abdelaziz Bin Fahd, was travelling to the airport when masked gunmen swooped, stealing a Mercedes and later torching and abandoning it about 40km from the scene. According to an 18 May report by French news agency AFP, the suspects were picked up in the Paris region; a police source said some of them had been quickly identified after the carjacking, but that investigators had lacked evidence to detain them. Officials at the time said the car had around $280,000 in cash and embassy documents inside it.

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