Man with prior 24 year sentence arrested for assaulting a police officer

A man has been arrested in Hulhumeedhoo, Addu City, for obstructing police duties and assaulting a police officer. Police revealed that the man is currently sentenced to a total of 24 years in jail for previous criminal offences.

Four cases of drug abuse and one case of theft are included among the man’s criminal offences.

The detained man is a Maldivian national aged 36. Another man of 22 years, was also arrested along with him for obstructing police duties and attempting to flee while in possession of narcotics.

The 22-year-old man also has a previous record of assault with sharp objects and robbery.