Police seize drugs with street value in excess of MVR900,000

Police have arrested two male suspects – aged 31 and 48 – with drugs worth over MVR900,000 (US$58,365) in street value.

According to police, the 31-year-old suspect had a criminal record for committing a robbery in 2011.  The pair were arrested on Monday (June 23) based on intelligence information suggesting their involvement in drug trafficking.

The drugs were found in their possession when the suspects were searched near the Hulhumalé ferry terminal upon their arrival in Male’ from the airport. Further evidence was discovered after police searched their residence with a court warrant.

The drugs are believed to have been smuggled through the airport.

The Criminal Court yesterday extended the remand detention of the suspects to five days.