Oman: ROP seize 86 kg of contraband in arrest of large-scale drug dealer

Merge 104.8  |  29 June 2020

The Royal Oman Police (ROP) have arrested a large-scale drug dealer whose trafficking and money laundering operation in the Sultanate has ties to international gangs.

In a statement issued online, the ROP said: “The General Department for Combating Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances topples one of the largest drug traffickers for trafficking in narcotic drugs, in conjunction with international gangs and money laundering.”

As per the ROP, seized contraband included quantities of cash and gold jewelry, 86 kg of hashish — along with an amount of heroin, and an assortment of mobile phones and various communication devices.

Authorities confirm that the ROP is continuing its response to drug crimes “by monitoring smugglers, traffickers, and promoters of narcotic drugs”, and intercepting intended trafficking operations.

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