Police have said last Friday (1 October) they have arrested a man who attempted to smuggle 23 mobile phones into Maafushi prison after swimming to the island.
According to police, the man is 28 years old and has previous records of assault, theft, obstruction of police duty and drug related offenses.
Police said the man was first captured by Department of Penitentiary and Rehabilitation Service prison officers and was later handed over to police.
When his body was searched police found 23 mobile phones, five charges and one headset, the police said.
Maafushi Police Station is now investigating the case.