Police investigating theft of MVR 500,000 from immigration department

Police are investigating the theft of more than MVR 500,000 (US$32,425) from the Department of Immigration.

The money was stolen from a safe over the weekend, according to a statement from police. The money was reported missing at 9:00am on Saturday.

Police said the thieves climbed over a wall between between Atoll Canteen and the Ghazee building. No details were provided as to how the intruders gained access to the safe.

The immigration department has not officially commented on the theft.