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Swiss police make more arrests in FIFA corruption scandal — source

December 03, 2015, 10:36 UTC+3 ZURICH
A total of 12 FIFA members have been arrested in Zurich
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ZURICH, December 3. /TASS/. Swiss police made new arrests in the corruption probe of the world football governing body FIFA in Zurich on Thursday, a police source has told TASS.

The president of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), Alfredo Hawit, and the head of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), Juan Angel Napout, were detained in a raid at the Baur au Lac luxury hotel in Zurich.

"A total of 12 FIFA members have been arrested in Zurich. Only two of them were arrested in a hotel where FIFA executive committee members stay," the source said.

The FIFA executive committee was expected to hold a meeting in Zurich on Thursday. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who is the president of Russia’s Football Union (RFU), is a member of the FIFA executive committee.

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