Man sentenced to jail for life for trafficking 9.13 grams of heroin

The Criminal Court has sentenced a man to life in jail for trafficking 9.13 grams of heroin.

Mohamed Azeen of Thaa Atoll Kandudhoo Island was arrested in Malé on Apriln13, 2013 with 10 rubber packets containing drugs concealed in a cigarette pack.

He had also thrown two rubber packets on the ground when the police attempted to arrest him.

The Criminal Court imposed a MVR100,000 fine (US$6472) on Azeen which he has been ordered to pay within one  month.