Saudi authorities have announced the dismissal of the commander of the border guards alongside five other prominent officials from their posts over corruption charges.
On Friday August 21, 2020, a royal order was issued regarding “terminating the service of Lieutenant-General Awwad Eid Al-Aradi Al-Balawi, Director General of the Border Guard, by referring him to retirement.”
The order also included “removing the governors of Umluj and al-Wajh as well as Border Guard commanders in both regions.”
The head of al-Soudah area was also removed from his post.
The Saudi Control Anti-corruption Authority is investigating the officials over violations of lands allocated for the Red Sea Project.