Booze blues! 45 expats arrested for public drinking in Oman
Good booze is bad news in Oman. (Flickr)
Forty-five expatriates of different Asian nationalities were arrested on charges of consuming alcohol publicly, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) reported.
The expatriates were allegedly found consuming alcohol in an open area in Al Azaiba.
The arrests were made after ROP officials raided a crowded area where the accused were allegedly consuming alcohol openly.
“The ROP raided the place after 11 people were killed in ‘suspicious’ run-over accidents near the location. ROP officials raided the area following these reports and arrested the accused who were frequently gathering in the same location,” an ROP official told the Times of Oman.
The accused have been referred to the Public Prosecutor for further action.
By Hasan Shaban Al Lawati