Muscat: A total 129 accused were arrested by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) in cases related to theft in the month of July.
The arrested accused had allegedly committed 106 thefts across the Sultanate, the ROP said.
The ROP has called on public to take precautions against theft in their houses, said an officer of the ROP.
Generally thieves target homes believing residents have kept valuables such as gold and cash inside, he added.
However, there are ways people can protect their property while going on a holiday, he said.
“Installing surveillance cameras, locking windows and doors, and closing open spaces in the house will reduce chances of theft,” the ROP source said.
People should also keep some lights on in their homes to make thieves believe that there are people living in the house, he suggested.
“Criminals use different means to break into a house such as with a duplicate key or breaking open doors or windows. Therefore, people should take precautions,” said the source.
He also said that building a high wall or fence around the property could deter thieves.
The ROP’s records showed that 154 people were arrested in May for committing 119 thefts, the officer added.
Custom Officers at Muscat International Airport managed to foil three attempts to smuggle psychotropic substances.
The first attempt foiled was made by a woman arriving from an Asian country to smuggle in 520 tablets of tramadol.
In another attempt anther Asian national tried to smuggle in 249 tablets of clonazepam and 270 tablets of diazepam.
Yet another Asian national was caught trying to smuggle 100 tablets of tramadol into Oman.
The accused were referred to the Public Prosecution for further legal action against them.
An African woman was arrested on charges of prostitution in Buraimi from flat where she was operating from.