MUSCAT: The Directorate-General of Combating Drugs and Psychotropic Substances arrested a person of Asian origin with 797 grams of heroin and 9 capsules of the same drug in Bausher area in the Governorate of Muscat. An official source said that on getting information that an accused was in possession of narcotics and trafficking in drugs, the personnel raided the area and arrested him. They found that the accused had entered the country illegally.
The accused was referred to Public Prosecution for further investigation and trial. ROP calls on citizens and residents to cooperate in combatting drugs, and to inform the police regarding any information which will help in arresting smugglers and drug dealers by calling the emergency number or at the nearest police station. Meanwhile, personnel from the Governorate of North Al Batinah Police Command raided a farm in the Wilayat of Sohar and arrested 11 persons, including six infiltrators, while others were violators of Labour and Residency Law.
SOURCE: OMAN DAILY OBSERVER