Muscat: Three expat con men were arrested for duping a citizen, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) said.
Police authorities said, "The individuals allegedly managed to trick a citizen after they claimed to have the ability to double money by exchanging Omani rials into dollars.”
An ROP spokesperson said: “The Criminal Investigation Department at Seeb police station managed to arrest three individuals of African nationality on charges of fraud.
"The victim handed over OMR12,000 to fraudsters. In return, they handed him a box, claiming that it had dollars inside. The victim later found out that the box only had black coloured papers,” ROP added.
After a thorough search and investigation, the three culprits were arrested and referred to the judicial authorities for further investigation and trial.