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One held for forging visas

Three others arrested for forging documents

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Muscat: The Royal Oman Police (ROP) arrested an Asian expatriate on charges of forging visas and selling them, according to a press release Saturday.

“A tipoff led to arrest of the accused from Ghubra suburb of Muscat,” a spokesman for the police said, adding that police also found severalk fake visas and computer and the other paraphernalia used to print fake visas.

In another case, the Crime Branch of ROP arrested three people for allegedly forging official documents to procure loans from the commercial banks.

“Initially an unemployed person was caught trying to take loan from a bank,” the spokesman said, adding that further investigations led police to two other suspects, who confessed that they forged salary certificate from a private company.

The trio, during police interrogation, confessed that they had defrauded three banks so far with their modus operandi.

The police also arrested two persons in another case of theft. “The two were involved stealing cash from a petrol station in Seeb suburb of Muscat,” he revealed in the statement issued to the media.

One of the accused was also found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle.