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Algeria former police chief ‘detained’ in corruption probe

Algeria’s former police chief Abdelghani Hamel has been placed in detention over alleged “diversion of funds”, AFP news agency reports.

Mr Hamel’s two sons were also detained overnight, AFP adds.

None of them have commented on the allegations.

Algeria’s police are targeting state officials and businessmen close to former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of corruption.





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