Drugs and Alcohol

Minor arrested with drugs in Velidhoo

A minor under the age of 18 has been arrested with illegal drugs in Noonu Atoll Velidhoo.

Maldives Police Service said that the child was arrested with court order yesterday around 2 p.m. during a special operation following a report to Police Intelligence about sale of drugs in the island.

Following the arrest, the minor’s residence was searched by the police to find three plastic packets and 28 pieces of cellophane containing suspected drugs were found on the property along with 266 cellophane pieces buried in the garden.

The Velidhoo Police Station is investigating further.