THE Investigation and Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal Oman Police (ROP) has arrested a suspect in Al Hail area in Muscat on charges of practicing sorcery and committing fraud.
After investigations, the suspect accused of sorcery was arrested and a number of books, herbs, waxes and Luban were confiscated.
Following a series of such instances of sorcery, the ROP has warned members of the public against seeking out sorcerers to resolve personal problems.
The ROP officials pointed out that sorcerers are swindlers and sorcery is considered a crime punishable by law. The ROP is cautioning all citizens and residents against sorcery, which the ROP said is alien to Omani society.
Members of the public are reminded that the main objective of sorcerers is to increase their wealth by making people believe that they can invoke supernatural powers. When arrested, sorcerers are usually found in possession of a number of books, frankincense, herbs, candles and solutions used in their illicit operations.
The ROP in Batinah governorate recently foiled an attempt to smuggle 1,691 capsules, weighing 15 kgs. The Directorate of Narcotics Control was tipped off that narcotics were peddled by persons of Asian nationalities.
After investigation and search, the accused were arrested from an abandoned farm in the wilayat of Shinas. It turned out the accused had a connection with international gang for trafficking of narcotics. The accused were arrested and the contraband was seized from their possession.