Drugs and Alcohol

MVR 94 million worth of drugs seized while being smuggled

Illegal drugs worth of MVR 94 million has been seized from a Brazilian national that arrived in the Maldives.

Maldives Customs Service said that the luggage of a 28-year-old Brazilian man who flew in to the Maldives on 2 November 2021 was searched due to his suspicions behaviour to find suspected drugs.

The suspected drugs have tested positive for cocaine weighing 18.857 kg.

While the custody of the drugs along with the suspect has been handed over to the Maldives Police Service, the estimated street value of the seized drugs is believed to be MVR 94 million.