Criminal Court detains two individuals caught with MVR0.9 million drug haul for five days

The Criminal Court on Tuesday extended pre-trial detention of two individuals caught with MVR900,000 (US$58,366) worth of illicit drugs to five days.

The Drug Enforcement Department (DED) caught the two individuals on arrival from the airport to Malé Monday. They are Maldivian nationals aged 48 and 31 years.

The police believe the drugs were trafficked via air.

According to the police, the 31-year-old was accused of stealing money and documents from fifth floor apartment on Malé’s Dhafeena Building in December 2011.

On Tuesday, the DED also searched both of their residences and found documents related to the drug haul.