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.


Israel army kills Palestinian teen in Bethlehem: ministry

Updated 2 min 19 sec ago
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Israel army kills Palestinian teen in Bethlehem: ministry

  • Arkan Mizher, 15, was shot in the chest during clashes in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem
  • The Israeli army said its forces had entered the camp and arrested two people suspected of “terror activity”

BETHLEHEM, Palestinian Territories: Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager during a raid in the occupied West Bank overnight, the Palestinian health ministry said on Monday.
Arkan Mizher, 15, was shot in the chest during clashes in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank, the ministry said.
His funeral was due to take place later Monday.
The Israeli army said its forces had entered the camp and arrested two people suspected of “terror activity.”
“During the operation, a violent riot was instigated in which Palestinians hurled rocks and threw firebombs and grenades at (Israeli) soldiers,” the army said in a statement.
Soldiers fired live rounds at the protesters, the statement added.
The camp is in a part of the West Bank supposedly under full Palestinian control but the Israeli army regularly carries out raids in such areas.
It says the operations are necessary to arrest suspects, but they often spark violent clashes with young Palestinians.