Abbas Al-Mazra, member of most wanted list, arrested in Awamiyah

July 29, 2013

A security spokesman for the Ministry of Interior has announced that authorities arrested Abbas Ali Mohammed Al-Mazra, a member of the most wanted persons list published on January 2, 2012., this morning. In a statement, the spokesman said that information was received indicating the presence of Al-Mazra in a house in Awamiyah along with eight others wanted in connection with drug-smuggling cases. The house was raided by security forces, and the suspects were arrested. “Security men were subjected to heavy fire by rioters in an attempt to prevent the arrest of the wanted persons,” the statement said. “Therefore, the security men exchanged fire with the rioters, but no one was injured.”