The Oman Embassy has been targeted again
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London is nothing if not a hot bed of corruption, yet over the past decade the number of robberies against Embassies has reached pandemic proportions.
Embassies of wealthy Gulf nations in particular are targeted with Oman being hit on average once a year.
Cars, Bikes and Scooter parked outside the Oman Embassy in London belonging to staff, diplomats and members of the Oman Royal Family were targeted in a sophisticated attack that saw jewellery, laptops, smartphones, cash, documents, designer clothing, cameras and memory devices removed without any alarms being triggered.
It was estimated that over recent years the total value of items stolen from the Gulf State’s Embassy could be as much as £22m.
It is not the first time that the finger of evidence has pointed directly to British police officers, employed to patrol the Embassy’s surroundings to prevent any disturbances.
Ecuador has had armed undercover officers outside their doors 24/7 for years following a diplomatic dispute when the UK refused to recognise Julian Assange as a legitimate diplomat to Ecuador.
Opinion is split as to whether these robberies are rogue officers making a little extra cash or it is the British government attempting to obtain classified information.
Most likely a combination of the two.
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