April 22, 2019 / 10:49 AM / a month ago

Five Algerian billionaires arrested as part of antigraft investigation - State TV

ALGIERS, April 22 (Reuters) - Five Algerian billionaires have been arrested as part of an anti-graft investigation, Algerian state TV said on Monday.

The five are Issad Rebrab, considered the richest businessman in the energy-rich north African nation, and four brothers from the Kouninef family said to be close to ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, it said.

Reporting Lamine Chikhli and Hamid Ould Ahmed, writing by Maher Chmaytelli Editing by Gareth Jones

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