Three arrested for drug trafficking

Three people, all citizens, have been arrested in Oman for bringing banned drugs into the country. The Royal Oman Police (ROP) said the accused were apprehended as they 
tried to smuggle 120 capsules of morphine through the Wajajah border crossing.

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Published: Mon 29 Nov 2010, 12:13 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:19 AM

Police acted after a tip - off that the three defendants were heading for the sultanate with the drugs handed to them by a trafficker of an African nationality. The culprits were held at the border post and the drugs were found hidden in their vehicle.

ROP also announced the arrest of an internationally wanted criminal of an Asian nationality after he stole gold and jewellery from a house of a citizen in the governorate of Muscat.

He was detained while he was selling the loot to a citizen, police said. Investigations revealed that the accused was an international criminal wanted for committing a crime in another country.

Meanwhile, accidents on Oman’s roads last week claimed the lives of 18 people and injured 387 others. The worst mishap happened in the wilayat of Shinas when a speeding vehicle rammed into a stationary object resulting in the deaths of two people, police said. —

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