Omani citizen denies accusations of smuggling arms and local authority withdraw from the declaration of his arrest

Omani citizen denies accusations of smuggling arms and local authority withdraw from the declaration of his arrest


Omani citizen Mohammed Saeed Mohsen Qamsit has denied charges from Al-Mahhra local authority that he is involved  in the smuggling of weapons to the Houthi militia through Shehen port in the  border with Oman.

"He sold his car months ago to a Yemeni citizen, and he has official sales papers showing surprise of the news," Qamsite said in a video broadcast from Oman.

The Media Center, a spokesman for the local authority in Al-Mahhra, said that the security services arrested an Omani national driver of a car loaded with weapons carrying a driving license issued by the General Directorate of Traffic of the Royal Oman Police, Salalah branch.

However, the centre later modified the news, saying that the Omani citizen had escaped while maintaining that he was the one driving the car.

In the context, al-Mahra Media Center spokesperson for the local authority al-Mahra said that the Chairman of the Presidential committee, Chief of General Staff, Gen. Abdullah Salem Al-Nakh’ee, and the governor of al-Mahra Sheikh Rajeh Bakrit, briefed on the shipment of weapons and explosives seized by the security services at Shehn port.

According to the centre, the chief of staff praised the vigilance, readiness and security of the security services operating at Shehn border port, pointing out that the operation is a major security achievement and success.

T Al-Nakh’ee directed to promote the individuals who seized the smuggled cargo, while the governor of al-Mahra Bakrit announced that they would be rewarded in recognition of their role and their security and national sense according to the centre.

Sources questioned the authenticity of the seizure of the smuggled weapons in conjunction with the Presidential Committee meeting with the protesters and the fact that the local authority's review its  first story talking  about   the arrest of the smuggler makes the whole case questionable and puts it in the field of conflict currently existing in Al-Mahrah between the local authority and tribal people refuse the presence of Saudi forces in the Al-Mahrah.


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