A 35 year-old man jumped into the sea to avoid arrest in the island of Dhagethi in Alif Dhaal Atoll on November 2.
According to police media, the suspect was waiting at the jetty to claim a box sent on a speedboat from Male’ on Friday afternoon and police were tipped off that the box contained illegal narcotics.
The suspect however jumped into the sea to escape when police attempted to take him into custody.
Police officers meanwhile jumped in after the suspect and apprehended him. Two rubber packets of suspected drugs were found in his possession when he was checked at the Dhagethi police station.