Muscat: A total of 10 people have been arrested on charges of drug abuse and possession of narcotics in the Al Dakhiliyah governorate, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) has announced.
The accused were arrested in the Wilayats of Nizwa, Samail and Bidbid where morphine anesthetic was found by police officials.
In a statement online, ROP officials said, "The Department of Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances, led by the police of the Al Dakhiliyah governorate, arrested 10 people in the Wilayats of Nizwa, Samail and Bidbid on charges of abuse and possession of narcotic drugs. Police seized a quantity of morphine anesthetic."
ROP added that legal proceedings have been taken against the accused and they have been referred to judicial authorities for further investigation.
The Royal Oman Police calls upon everyone to cooperate with them and to help combat the scourge of drugs and contraband and to inform the police of any information that helps in the detection of drug smugglers and drug traffickers. People can do so by calling 9119 or the hotline of the Public Administration for the Control of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (1444) police.