Narcotics Seizures in the Maldives
March 16: Maldives Police Service (MPS) has on Saturday arrested a 27-year-old Maldivian in a drug bust in Mahibadhoo island of Alif Dhaalu
Upon being tipped off that the man was attempting to smuggle into Omadhoo island in the same atoll, officers of the Mahibadhoo Police Station had conducted an operation.
Officers arrested the man from the harbor area and seized 19 pieces of straw inside a rubber packet, suspected of containing an unspecified narcotic substance.
Upon being spotted by the police, the man had tossed the rubber packet into the sea.
Mahibadhoo Police Station is investigating the case.
Last week, police raided an oil tanker and arrested four men in possession of unspecified narcotics. Tuesday, March 12, police arrested a 21-year-old man with drugs in Holhudhoo. Another drug bust saw the arrest of 21 individuals in capital city Malé. Police also arrested a 37-year-old trying to smuggle narcotics into Gan.