Court extends detention of police officer arrested for drugs smuggling

The Criminal Court has extended the detention period of a police officer caught smuggling drugs in to Male’ Custodial Center.

According to local media, the police officer was a lance corporal and was in police uniform when he was arrested.

In March, another police officer was arrested in connection to the largest drug haulfrom a police operation in the country’s history.

The police seized 24 kg of heroin with a street value of MVR36 million (US$2.2 million) and arrested four Maldivians, three Bangladeshis and 11 Pakistanis.