Oman police arrest 2 expats for human trafficking, smuggling drugs

The accused have been referred to the judicial authorities to complete the investigation. (Shutterstock)
Updated 13 April 2018
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Oman police arrest 2 expats for human trafficking, smuggling drugs

Oman policed announced on Thursday two expats of “Asian” origins were arrested on charges of human trafficking and smuggling drugs into the sultanate.

The arrests were made on the coast of the Wilayat of Liwa when the expats were attempting to bring drugs and illegal migrants into Oman, Times of Oman reported.

“The officers of the Anti-Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Department, led by the police of North Al Batinah governorate, arrested two Asian nationals on the coast of the Wilayat of Liwa. The accused were attempting to smuggle narcotics and infiltrators into the Sultanate using a smuggling boat,” the police said.

The accused have been referred to the judicial authorities to complete the investigation.


Yemen Houthi political leader killed in coalition raid: rebels

Updated 5 min 9 sec ago
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Yemen Houthi political leader killed in coalition raid: rebels

JEDDAH: The political leader of Yemen’s Houthi rebels, Saleh Al-Sammad, was killed last week in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition, the Iran-allied rebels said on Monday.
Sammad, head of the Houthi’s supreme political council, was “martyred” in the eastern province of Hodeidah on Thursday, the rebels said in a statement published on the Houthi-run Saba news agency.

He was No. 2 on the Saudi-led coalition’s most-wanted list, after leader Abdel Malek Al-Houthi.

The coalition had previously offered $20 million reward for any information that led to his arrest.