Muscat: Six infiltrators of Asian nationality were arrested in the wilayat of Diba of Musandam governorate on the charges of possessing and peddling drugs.
Based on a tip-off, the infiltrators were caught red-handed when they arrived into the country via the sea route, and 80kg of Hashish and opium were seized from them.
All the accused have been referred to the Public Prosecution for further investigation and trial.
GCC Inmates Week
The Royal Oman Police (ROP) continues its preparations to celebrate the GCC Inmates Week from December 8 to 11 with the participation of all Punitive and Correctional Establishments in the nation.
This year's celebration is titled 'Take my Hand towards a Better Future'.
Brigadier Hamid bin Khalifa Al Khanbashi, director-general of Prisons at the ROP, said this year's theme was chosen by the GCC for the second year in a row and symbolises the communication with the inmates and involving them in providing a better future for them and for their families.
The theme also symbolises renewing of hope for a better life for the inmates and a turning point as they once again join efforts to build the nation and family.
Rescuers with the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard towed a yacht off the coast with 15 people on board to safety after their sailboat disintegrated in the middle of the sea. A Coast Guard Command received a report about the yacht having met the mishap. The yacht was towed to the Al Rawdah port. All the passengers were shifted to safety.