Muscat: The department for combating narcotics and psychotropic substances of Al Buraimi have arrested an Omani citizen for drug peddling in Al Kahadra area. He has been referred to the Public Prosecution for trial.
Similarly, two Asians were arrested for drug peddling in the wilayat of Barka and 47 capsules of heroin were seized from them. The accused were produced before the Public Prosecution.
The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has urged the people to report any drug abuse and trafficking-related activities by calling 9999 or 1444.
Four illegals nabbed
Four Asians were arrested in Wadi Al Jizi in Al Buraimi governorate for entering the country illegally. An official source at the ROP said that during inspection, the infiltrators were found hiding in the trunk of a vehicle, having entered the country illegally without valid documents.
The ROP has called upon the country's citizens and residents to help the security forces in combating infiltrators by informing the nearest police checkpoint about their presence and by refusing them shelter.
Diesel smugglers arrested
Hafeet police have arrested an Asian in the wilayat of Al Buraimi, following an attempt by the accused to smuggle diesel.
The accused had fitted an additional tank in his vehicle for smuggling diesel. When he was intercepted by ROP, he tried to empty the tank by letting the diesel spill on the ground.
He was arrested and has been referred to the Public Prosecution for trial.