16 arrested for smuggling diesel in Bukha, Adam

Muscat - 

Sixteen people were arrested for smuggling diesel in two separate cases.

In the first case, the Coast Guard in Musandam arrested 12 Asians while trying to smuggle diesel off Bukha coast. Officials seized 50,000lt of diesel, a ship and a boat.

In another case, the Criminal Investigations Department in Dakhliyah, arrested four persons for stealing and selling diesel in Adam. The accused were caught while unloading diesel from a truck.

Meanwhile, two Asians were also arrested for selling banned cigarettes in Adam. Officials confiscated 2,225 cartons of cigarettes. The accused have been referred to the judicial authorities.

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