MUSCAT: Omani authorities have arrested 90 people of various nationalities who illegally entered the Gulf country.
A police statement issued on Monday said the infiltrators were apprehended in the provinces of Muscat and Masandam and other regions of the sultanate, reported the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA.
The infiltrators from diverse Asian countries will be referred to judicial authorities, the statement said.
Forty of them were deported after necessary legal measures were taken in coordination with embassies of their countries.
Oman detained, last year, 3,400 persons who sneaked into the country illegally.
Some intended to find work in the sultanate and others planned to proceed to other GCC countries for identical purposes. (QNA)