The number of infiltrators doubled in April compared to 539 sent back home by boats in March
Al Balushi praised the efforts of residents, especially citizens living along Oman's northern coast, for helping authorities nab infiltrators. At the same time he warned of stringent action against those giving shelter or employment to illegal residents.
Talking about the stringent steps taken by the police, Lt. Col. Abdullah Bin Saleh Al Gailani, Director of Operations in North Batinah area, said that a dedicated team equipped with latest gadgets has been deputed along the coastal strip from Muscat to Musandam to catch these infiltrators.
He pointed out that in several cases, the police teams have successfully caught mother ships along with smaller boats used to take infiltrators from mid-sea to the coast.