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Five Asians held for cyber law violation in Dhofar
October 03, 2013 , 9 : 47 am GST
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The cyber law violator with the equipment.
The Directorate-General of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations in Dhofar has arrested five Asians for violating the cyber law. After search and investigations, it was found that the accused used to illegally provide phone calls in Awqad area in the wilayat of Salalah.
Royal Oman Police (ROP) personnel raided the house of the accused and confiscated the equipment used in the crime as well as some cash collected for facilitating phone calls. The five Asians were arrested from Jafneen area in the wilayat of Bidbid for violating the labour and residency laws.
The Investigation and Criminal Investigation Department of the ROP has arrested a suspect in the wilayat of Suwaiq of North Batinah on the charges of practising sorcery and committing fraud.
After investigations, the suspect accused of sorcery was arrested. The accused used to claim that he could heal most of the diseases and therefore, many people flocked to him to find a panacea for their illnesses, and paid him lots of money.
Following a series of such incidents, the ROP has warned the public against seeking sorcerers' help for finding cure or for resolving personal problems. The ROP officials pointed out that sorcerers are, in fact, swindlers and sorcery is considered a crime punishable by law. The ROP has cautioned citizens and residents against the practice of sorcery, which is alien to the Omani society.
Drug peddlers held
The ROP has arrested two members of a drug peddling gang in the wilayats of Muttrah and Barka.
Following a tip-off that an international gang involved in drug trafficking was operating inside the Sultanate, an official from the Public Department of Anti-Drugs and Narcotics, arrested an accused in Muttrah with 375 capsules of heroin.
Another accused was arrested from the Al Rimays area in the wilayat of Barka and 296 capsules of heroin were recovered from his possession. The two accused have been referred to the Public Prosecution for further investigation and trial.
Meanwhile, the ROP has foiled nine attempts to smuggle counterfeit cigarettes and firecrackers via the Al Wajajah border checkpoint in the wilayat of Buraimi.
An official at the ROP said that the accused concealed the counterfeit cigarettes and firecrackers under the vehicle's engine, which also constituted a danger for them.
The accused were referred to the Public Prosecution for investigation and trial.
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