Twelfth arrest in anti-corruption probe

A dozen people have now been arrested in an anti-corruption probe that has spanned nearly an entire year. Three of the arrests have taken place in the past nine days.

The Anti-Corruption Commission announced that a 26-year-old female from George Town was the latest arrest.

A press release from the agency said she was being held for questioning Thursday at the Prisoner Detention Centre in Fairbanks and is suspected of bribery of a public officer, fraud on the government and breach of trust.

As with all of the other suspects, her name is not being released and officials are not discussing any of the details of the investigation.

No formal charges have yet been laid against any of the suspects, the first of which were arrested in January. All but the current suspect, as of Thursday afternoon, are currently out on bail.