April 3 (UPI) — Security officials arrested former officials in Jordan Saturday for “security reasons.”
Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, a former royal envoy, Basem Ibrahim Awadallah, a former Royal Hashemite Court chief, were arrested, along with others, an unnamed security source told Petra state news agency.
The arrest operation was made after close security follow-up, the source added.
Up to 20 officials, including close associates of Prince Hamzah, civilian and military figures have also been arrested, Gulf News reported.
Major General Usef Ahmed Al-Huneiti denied allegations reported about the arrest of Prince Hamzah, a former crown prince, in a separate statement to Petra Saturday.
Al-Huneiti added investigations are ongoing and “no one is above the law,” in the statement.