Police have seized a 4ft snake following a drugs raid in Himmafushi, Kaafu atoll, today.
Local media have reported the snake to be a royal python – a non-venemous African species often kept as pets.
Police were said to have arrested seven individuals during the operation -which included searches of 11 houses over a twelve hour period.
All those arrested tested positive for drugs.
The snake is not the first exotic animal discovered during the police’s recent campaign on illegal drugs. During an operation in Malé’s Maafanu ward in January, police discovered a slow loris along with cash and drugs.