Police seize drugs worth over MVR70,000

Police have arrested a 19-year-old man from the island of Thinadhoo in Gaaf Dhaalu atoll with 271 cellophane packets containing illicit narcotics.

According to police media, the street value of the drugs is estimated to be in excess of MVR70,000 (US$4,540).

The suspect was taken into custody around 10:00am this morning by the Thinadhoo police station following intelligence information indicating that he was peddling drugs.

The drugs were found in the suspect’s room, which was raided by police with a search warrant.