Police have said that sharp weapons, drugs and a large sum of money were discovered by its officers in a search of a home in Addu City suspected of being linked to gang activities.
In a statement, the Maldives Police Service has said that a 46 year-old man was arrested in connection with the search, which was conducted by Addu City Hithadhoo Police Station.
According to the police statement, officers discovered two bayonet knives on the property; one inside a cupboard in the house and another outside the building.
MVR70,500 was also found discovered inside a cupboard in the house, while a can containing illegal drugs was uncovered buried outside the house.
Rubber packets used to distribute and sell illegal drugs were also found inside the premises, according to police.