Ten expats arrested for violating Oman's laws

Business Monday 25/March/2019 14:54 PM
By: Times News Service
Ten expats arrested for violating Oman's laws

Muscat: Ten Asian expats were arrested in two different cases in Oman, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) announced.

According to ROP officials, the accused were arrested for violating the 'Labor and Residence Law', 'committing human trafficking' and 'immoral acts'.

In a statement, ROP said, “In two separate cases in Bousher and Mutrah, Muscat Governorate Police Command arrested ten Asians, including six women, for violating the Labor and Residence Law, committing human trafficking and performing immoral acts.”

A spokesperson for the ROP added, “Ruwi police station arrested two suspects of Asian nationality, who had detained three female expats (who violated the labor law and the residence of foreigners) in a building in Mutrah and forced them to practice prostitution.”

One detained female expat fell from the roof of the building while attempting to flee the scene.

In the second case, Bousher police station arrested and brought charges against two Asian men and three Asian women for engaging in immoral acts.