Police make drug busts in Noonu, Raa Atolls

Police have arrested two men in possession of illegal narcotics from Noonu and Raa Atolls based on intelligence information.

On October 21, a 28 year-old was taken into custody from Noonu Lhohi based on intelligence information received by the Noonu Manadhoo Police Station. The suspect was arrested at the harbour after he alighted from a boat that arrived from Lhaviyani atoll.

When the suspected was searched, police discovered five packets of heroin and 16 packets of hash oil under the soles of his sandals.

Meanwhile, a 20 year-old was arrested from Raa Ungoofaru yesterday with three packets of hash oil based on a tip-off to the Ungoofaru Police Station.

The suspect had arrived in Ungoofaru from Madduvari on the Raa Atoll south ferry and was about to take the north ferry from Ungoofaru when he was taken into custody.

The cases are being investigated by the Noonu and Raa Atoll Police Stations.