A cargo ship belonging the State Trading Organisation (STO) is being held in an Indian port.
The ship was loaded with 44,000 sacks of rice to be brought to Male’.
Ismail Shakir, director general for the ministry of economic development said “The report we have received from the STO is that the ship is being held because the rice they got was not meant to be exported.”
Ismail Sadiq of STO confirmed the report. “The ship belongs to us and so does the rice.”
Sadiq also reassured the public that “The supply of rice will not be affected by this incident.”