Oman: ROP seize 498 capsules, 24kg of illicit substances in drug smuggling bust

17 May 2020
POSTED BY Ashlee Starratt

The Royal Oman Police (ROP) have arrested four people on charges of alleged drug smuggling after a quantity of illegal substances intended for trafficking was confiscated by authorities.



Photo credit: ROP

In a statement issued online, the bust — which took place on Thursday, May 14, saw 498 capsules and 2kg of heroin, 19kg of hashish, and 3kg of crystal anesthetic seized by authorities from the General Department of Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Control.

The ROP confirmed that legal action has been initiated against four expatriate residents of Asian nationalities, who are alleged to be members of the smuggling network.

(Also read: COVID-19 Oman: ROP take legal action against those involved in a gathering in North Al Sharqiyah.)


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