(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) As many as 28 people of different nationalities were arrested during raids in Sohar in North Batinah governorate, for violating labour and foreign residency laws.
An ROP official said the raids were supervised by the North Batinah Police Command, supported by the Task Force and was carried out on the basis of tip-offs.
The official said those arrested are in detention centers and procedures to deport them have begun.
Three picked up for credit card fraud
Officials from the department of economic crimes in the Directorate General of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations have arrested three men accused in a credit card fraud. The men used fake credit cards to withdraw money from banks in Muscat governorate.
An official from one of banks said the withdrawals were made from ATMs in Ruwi and Al Khuwayr. It was found that the men installed devices in the ATMs for stealing data.
Following an investigation, two of the men were arrested at Muscat International Airport. The police found in their possession devices for reading and storing data, a magnetic stripe card and money suspected to be from the crime.
The third accused was arrested from a hotel in Al Khuwayr with a large sum.
The ROP has thanked those who helped the investigation. It has also called on people to report suspicious activity around banks and has asked commercial banks to ensure CCTV systems are always working.
34 held in South Sharqiyah swoop
The Police Command of South Sharqiyah has arrested 34 Labour Law violators of Asian nationalities during raids in the wilayat of Al Kamil Wa al Wafi.
The ROP has thanked citizens for reporting about the group.
118 infiltrators caught in a week
The ROP arrested 118 infiltrators between October 20 and 26 in cooperation with military and other security bodies.
They were of different nationalities and were caught in different wilayats. Also, 71 infiltrators have been deported.
Bootlegger held from Seeb
Officials of the Directorate General of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations in South Sharqiyah arrested an Asian man for bootlegging in Seeb.
A large quantity of liquor was seized from his house. He has been referred to the Public Prosecution.
Drugs found hidden in shoes
Officials at the Directorate General for Combating Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances have arrested an Asian for trafficking drugs in Seeb.
The man is said to be part of an international drugs ring.
In his room, police found two pouches of narcotics hidden in the soles of his shoes, besides RO300, believed to made from the sale of drugs.