13 men involved in 70kg drug bust remanded

Criminal Court has issued a 15 day remand period for 11 men who were arrested during the 70kg drug bust from Nothern Maldives.

Police revealed that a 15 day remand was set for six people who were arrested from the boat today. While a 15 day remand has been set for two of the Maldivian men arrested from the Maldivian boat who went to receive the drugs, 10 days were set for the two Bangladeshis.

In addition to this, two others involved in the drug network were arrested last night. The three are also to be remanded for a period of 15 days.

The vessel carrying massive quantity of drugs was caught in a joint operation by the Indian, Sri Lankan and the Maldivian coast guards.