MASSIVE CORRUPTION ARRESTS IN MACEDONIA, INCLUDING 17 DOCTORS
Some 40 people suspected of corruption, including at least 17 medical doctors as well as employees of the State Pension Fund, were arrested on Monday morning in the so-called 'Metastasis' operation, police have confirmed.
Those arrested have been charged with taking bribes and abuse of office while issuing disability pension certificates for state pensions. The police are still searching offices and homes of the suspects for evidence.
Police spokesman Ivo Kotevski said that they have registered at least 50 cases of abuse and that almost certainly there will be more after the ongoing investigation is completed.
The detained, many of them reportedly still wearing their white coats, are currently being brought before an investigative judge in Skopje where they are to give their statements. The judge is expected to determine whether they should remain in custody.