The Special Deterrence Force, affiliated with the Ministry of Interior, has arrested the Minister of Health, Ali Al-Zanati, at Mitiga International Airport, after his refusal to comply with the investigation order of the Public Prosecutor's Office on charges of financial corruption.

Al-Zanati’s brother, Mahmoud, also was arrested on the same charges, according to alleged audio recordings in which he demanded bribes from medical companies.

Pages on social media also circulated letters attributed to the Minister of Health requesting charter flights for his trips to Turkey and Italy.