Commissioner of Police Hussain Waheed submitted to drug testing by the police professional standards command last week.
According to police media, Waheed was not aware that he would be asked to provide a urine sample when he was “summoned” to the professional standards command on Wednesday night (July 16).
The test “proved that Commissioner of Police Hussain Waheed is not a drug user.”
In March 2013, former Commissioner Abdulla Riyaz set up a special department to randomly test police officers for drug and alcohol use.
Riyaz issued an order to conduct drug testing on eight police officers picked at random each month.
Police revealed last week that 167 police officers have been tested so far.
The move followed allegations by the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party that riot police officers at the party’s demonstrations following the controversial transfer of power on February 7, 2012 were intoxicated.