Corruption in regime-held areas | Embezzlement of 38 billion Syrian Liras in an institution in Aleppo
Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that the regime’s “Central Financial Supervision Agency” revealed an embezzlement of money in an institution, where it was revealed that 38 billion Syrian Liras were stolen in Aleppo mills.
The “Central Financial Supervisory Agency” issued a resolution to reserve a number of institutions and figures, after revealing violations that led to a loss of over 38 billion Syrian pounds in the “Soriyah Lel Hobob” branch within the regime-controlled areas in Aleppo.
The issued resolution included placing precautionary seizures on several institutions, including “Asmant Al-Badiyah”, “Al-Derae for Security Guards”, “Al-Soriyah Al-Ordoniyah for Iron and Steel” (Syrian Jordanian Iron and Steel), and others, and a number of figures and their wives, to secure the money.
This comes in light of the increase in cases of administrative corruption and bribery in regime’s departments and institutions, where theft and embezzlement incidents are frequent due to absence of supervision, in addition to the spread of unemployment and the high rate of poverty and crime.