Four Maldives nationals arrested in Malaysia

Four Maldivians have been arrested in Malaysia over drug related charges, local media has reported.

The Maldives Foreign Ministry had confirmed that four nationals were arrested, but did not confirm the nature of charges against them, according to local newspaper Haveeru.

Another two Maldivians are currently being held in Malaysia custody over passport issues, the newspaper added.

State Foreign Minister Hassan Saeed was quoted in local media as saying that Maldivian nationals needed to be more careful of the laws and cultures of foreign countries when travelling abroad.