Singer arrested in drug-related matter

Local singer Hassan ‘Meyna’ Mohamed has been arrested over a drug-related matter, reports Haveeru.

“He was arrested in a drug-related case. However, we cannot confirm whether he was taken into custody for possessing illegal drugs or taking the drugs,” a police spokesperson told the newspaper.

Hassan has performed at rallies of the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), and sang the party’s theme song at the recent local council elections.

Haveeru reported that Hassan’s career peaked in the early 90s, and fell off after he told Haveeru he would “never ever sing again.” He later resumed his career.