On November 5, the Supreme Anti-Corruption Committee of Saudi Arabia authorized the detention of 11 princes and about 30 former and current ministers and businessmen.

The sweeping campaign of arrests appears to be the latest move to consolidate the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the favorite son and top adviser of King Salman.

The king had decreed the creation of a powerful new anti-corruption committee, headed by the crown prince, only hours before the committee ordered the arrests.

Gulf State Analytics expert, Cinzia Bianco tells the details concerning current events as well as gives predictions of possibe further developments.

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