More than 240 expats arrested in Oman on prostitution, trafficking charges

More than 240 expats arrested in Oman on prostitution, trafficking charges
A view of Muscat, Oman. (Shutterstock)
Updated 11 March 2018

More than 240 expats arrested in Oman on prostitution, trafficking charges

More than 240 expats arrested in Oman on prostitution, trafficking charges

DUBAI: More than 240 expats were arrested in Oman on Sunday on charges of prostitution and human trafficking, national daily Times of Oman reported.
“Police officers arrested 247 violators in Bausher. Among them, 199 [were] women and 48 [were] men from different Asian and African nationalities,” the Royal Oman Police said in a statement.
“The accused were arrested in coordination with the Department of Criminal Investigation in Muscat, the Crime Control Department, Bausher Police Station and the Special Forces Police Command, with the support of the Ministry of Manpower and Bausher Municipality,” the statement added.
The charges the accused face include infiltration, violation of labor and residence law, as well as fraud, prostitution, and human trafficking.