An attempt to smuggle a large haul of the drug cannabis into the country has been thwarted by Omni police. The General Department of Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Control, in cooperation with the Coast Guard Police, arrested two people while they were unloading 73kg of cannabis on a beach in Muscat Governorate. It is the latest in several seizures forming part of the government’s efforts to raise awareness and prevent the spread of controlled substances. A forum in Dhofar recently discussed the issue of controlled substances in Oman. The event explored the types of substances being brought into the country, as well as the reasons for the use and the effects of their abuse. Pray for young people to shun evil ways of living and submit to God for a decent new lifestyle (The Bible, Romans 6:23).