Nine nationals held in Sohar arms case

Muscat: Colonel Abdullah bin Saleh Al Ghailani, commandant of Governorate of North Al Batinah Police, said that nine suspected national were held for the arms haul at Sohar Industrial Port last Monday. He said that 30,393 pistols were hidden inside eight containers and added that probe revealed that the shipment was on its way to another country.

The suspects transported the consignment to Sohar Industrial Port with fake documents, however, ROP personnel foiled their designs. The investigations prior to the arrival of the shipment to Sohar Industrial Port enabled detection of the shipment and arrest of the suspects who were referred for further proceedings, he added.


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