Maldives Police Service

Drugs found in three islands, three arrested

Illegal drugs have been found in the three operations in three areas of the country.

Maldives Police Service said that they arrested three local men of the ages 23, 31 and 39.

The 23-year-old man was arrested yesterday in a special operation following a report to Police Intelligence about drugs being smuggled to Gaafu Dhaalu Vaadhoo on a dinghy. Following the arrest, a search was conducted of the dingy and an empty film cannister filled with drugs was found.

Police said that the other two suspects were arrested on the night of 9 May 2021 in an operation by the Noonu Atoll Manadhoo Police Station following a report to Police Intelligence about drugs possession in N. Kendhikulhudhoo. The two men were arrested and searched to find 31 pieces of paper containing drugs.

Following a report to the Gan Police Station in Addu City, police conducted a searched at an abandoned house in Feydhoo and found the tools used to produce alcohol. While the tools have been taken in to Police custody, no arrests have been made so far, according to the Police.