Police seize illegal liquor from safari boat

Police have seized 185 bottles of illegal liquor from a safari boat and arrested four people – two locals and two foreigners.

The safari boat ‘Fatima’ was moored at Hulhumalé lagoon when the police boarded it with a search warrant

Consumption, possession and sale of alcohol is prohibited in the Maldives, except at  tourist resorts and safari boats with a special permit. While selling alcohol to locals is unlawful, local media have reported alcohol was being sold to Maldivians from ‘Fatima’.