Some 40 people suspected of corruption, mainly medical doctors and employees in the State Pension Fund, were arrested on Monday morning in a massive police operation conducted throughout Macedonia, Bosnia Daily reported.
Those arrested are suspected of taking bribes and misusing their office when determining eligibility for state pensions, local media reported.
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.
The police have thus far been silent on the arrests, announcing only that they will release official information later on Monday.