Customs seize 500 grams of heroin in false compartment of suitcase

Maldives Customs Service apprehended a Sri Lankan national at the Male’ international airport on June 25 after discovering over 500 grams of drugs hidden in a false bottom of his suitcase.

Sun Online reports that the narcotics found in the suitcase of the suspect, Mohamed Arafath Mohindeen, 32, later tested positive for heroin.

The street value of the drugs seized by customs is estimated to be Rf800,000 (US$62,200).

On the same day, customs stopped a Pakistani national who had swallowed 100 packets of “high-grade” heroin.