Muscat: The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has arrested 17 expatriates for violating residence and labour laws in the Sultanate of Oman. In another case, two more expatriates were arrested for possession of narcotics, the police said on Wednesday.
The ROP said: “Al Buraimi Governorate Police Command, in cooperation with the Special Tasks Police, arrested 17 of African and Asian nationalities for violating the work and residence laws. and legal procedures are completed against them.”
Another statement said, “Al Buraimi Governorate Police Command arrested two expatriates of Asian nationality on charges of possession of narcotics with intent to trade and use. More than 2.5 kilograms of crystal drug were seized in their possession, and legal procedures are being completed against them.”