Muscat: Three sites used to illegally store alcohol were raided and a bid to smuggle large quantities of banned cigarettes was foiled by Oman Customs.
A total of 11,600 bottles of alcohol were discovered in North Al Batinah Governorate by the Royal Oman Police. In a statement online Oman Customs said, “"The General Administration of Customs in cooperation with the police of North Batinah and the General Prosecution raided three sites [used] to store alcoholic beverages in the North Al Batinah Governorate and discovered 11,600 bottles of wine.
Meanwhile, customs officials announced that banned cigarettes were being smuggled in large crates in a vehicle. According to the statement online, “The customs of Hafeet thwarted the smuggling of large quantities of banned cigarettes that were hidden tightly in the crates of a vehicle's box [meant] for smuggling."