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After dark, Matthew Gray caught a glimpse of life beneath the surface in the Jordanian capital. Photo: Matthew Gray. A string of encounters made it a far more interesting evening and early morning than I had anticipated, cementing my interest in the Middle East and giving me fresh insight into that fascinating, complex and at times infuriating part of the world.


The Public Security Department PSD Press office announced arresting 8 Arab nationals and 7 domestic workers from east Asian nationalities who have reportedly run away from their residential employees. The arrested individuals are suspected of running prostitution and drug activities in rented apartments in Jabal Amman, they were questioned and will be referred to the judiciary, PSD said. PSD noted that after receiving several complaints of 'illegal and immoral' activities in the rented apartments in Hay al-Masara in Jabal Amman, a team of Anti-Narcotics cadres was formed to investigate the claims.

Following surveillance and monitoring of the apartments, and taking s from neighbors, the apartments were raided and quantities of narcotics and illegal drugs were seized from the apartment. The 8 Arab nationals, pd to be workers and building guards, and 7 domestic workers of east Asian nationalities were arrested during the raid, suspected of prostitution and drug handling.

PSD applauded the 'positive role' of citizens and neighbors who alerted the authorities of the illegal activities, which led to foiling the ring. Prostitution, drug ring foiled in Jabal Amman. Copy Right Ammonews.

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Amman - Samira, in her 20s, travelled from Egypt a few years ago to work in a hotel in Jordan, hoping she would make money to help her family back home.


A tiny blue and grey Tourist Police kiosk sits at one end of Culture Street, a metre strip of low-rise apartment buildings in Shmeisani, an inner suburb of the Jordanian capital Amman.