Guangdong crackdown nets 146 officials in Shenzhen alonePosted: June 28, 2012
SCMP says, “Shenzhen has released preliminary details on the local impact of a province-wide crackdown on corruption, claiming 146 government officials have been arrested since February on suspicion of involvement in cases of graft totalling 150 million yuan (US$23.6 million).”
Those arrested included 36 high-ranking officials – four at bureau head level and 32 at department head level – according to a report on the Shenzhen government’s official website.
“Another Guangdong city, Shantou, said on Tuesday that eight of its senior officials had been arrested during the crackdown, including the former chiefs of its transport, public security, urban planning and land agencies.”
“More than 1,000 party cadres and civil servants across the province have been investigated for graft so far.”