Muscat: Three African women were arrested by police on a charge of detention and extortion of a citizen, the Royal Oman Police has announced.
According to the ROP, the three women entered the Sultanate on a tourist visa. An official at the Muscat police station revealed that the three women of African nationality, who were luring a citizen to their place and detained him, then forcefully tried to engage him in prostitution, in order to photograph him in inappropriate situations for the purpose of extorting."
ROP added, "The citizen informed the police immediately after his release, after which the police carried out an arrest of the accused where they tried to resist the security men and escape."
Police noted that the behaviour of these women was a new criminal tactic that targeted young people using social media to blackmail and extort money from them.