Algeria’s former Sonatrach CEO Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour was arrested on 20 March at Dubai airport where he was thought to be transiting from Paris to Muscat, according to Algerian press.

His reported detention comes after Algerian PM Abdelaziz Djerad last month announced an international arrest warrant “against the main accused” in the ongoing corruption case surrounding Sonatrach’s December 2018 purchase of Italy’s 200,000 b/d Augusta refinery (MEES, 11 May 2018). (CONTINUED - 658 WORDS)