A man who allegedly stole and swallowed MVR 4500 (US$292) after breaking into a house in Hulhumale on Saturday evening has been admitted to hospital after his condition deteriorated.
According to police, two men aged 19 and 26 were arrested at around 5:45 on Sunday morning after police received reports the pair had robbed two apartments on Hulhumale’.
When police arrested and searched the pair they discovered a Samsung S3 mobile phone and a laptop that had been reported missing from the apartments.
One of the men was taken to Hulhumale hospital after he informed police that he had swallowed MVR 4500.
The currency was confirmed to be present in the man’s stomach by hospital staff following an x-ray.
According to local media reports, the man has since been transferred to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) after his condition worsened, despite regurgitating MVR 800 (US$52).