Five arrested in connection with robbery of tsunami site office in Gaafu Alifu Atoll

Police have arrested three Bangladeshi nationals and two Maldivians in connection with the robbery of the tsunami site office on the island of Villingili in Gaafu Alifu Atoll.

A total of MVR12,000 was stolen from the office and police were able to recover half of it, said police.

Police said that MVR3000 was found with the two Maldivians arrested in connection with the case while the other three ex-pats had MVR1000 each.

Gaafu Alifu Villingili police station is further investigating the case.