JERUSALEM, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Israeli police arrested Sunday morning senior managers from Bezeq, Israel's largest telecom company, after the Israel Securities Authority discovered new information during its corruption probe into the company.
A joint statement released by the police and the Israel Securities Authority confirmed that senior executives with Bezeq were arrested, including two close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The statement added that the fresh arrests came "in light of the evidence that the Securities Authority found in the investigation of the case, which raised suspicions of additional offenses."
The new details were under a gag order, the statement said.
The Securities Authority, which regulates the Israeli stock exchange market, has been investigating Bezeq over the past months over suspicions of fraud and financial reporting offenses. Bezeq officials, including a former chairman, had already been arrested.