Drugs and Alcohol

Five arrested with drugs

Five people have been arrested with illegal drugs during a series of drug operation carried out by the Maldives Police Service.

Police said that an operation yesterday was carried out following an intelligence report about drugs on board a supply boat traveling to a resort in the Raa Atoll.

The boat was stopped and searched in the operation carried out by the Raa Atoll Meedhoo Police Station and Police Intelligence, to find suspected drugs in an empty film cannister, a small plastic packet and seven rubber packets, and a 35-year-old man was arrested and was remanded by ten days.

Two drug operations was conducted in Male' City following intelligence reports. One operation saw house in Mahchangolhi being searched to an empty film cannister, two cellophane pieces and four rubber packets all containing suspected drugs. Two men of the ages 24 and 29 in connection to the drugs.

The second operation in the capital was carried out at a house in Maafannu to find suspected drugs in four empty film cannister,18 cellophane pieces and 84 rubber packets. Police arrested a man and a woman, both 22 years of ages regarding the drugs.

All three men were remanded by 15 days by the Criminal Court while the woman was remanded by five days.