The Maldives Police Service has arrested three people on suspicion of smuggling over 100 bottles of alcohol into Male’ on a local boat (dhoni), local media has reported.
The arrests were made after the police Drug Enforcement Department seized the alcohol shipment – mostly thought to consist of bottles of whisky – from a dhoni that arrived in the capital yesterday (May 17).
According to Sun Online, the dhoni was suspected of being used to transport the alcohol from a safari boat that was later raided by police.
Two Maldivian nationals aged 42 and 23 were reportedly arrested during the raid. A 22 year-old foreigner was also taken into custody in connection to the seized alcohol.
Investigations are presently continuing, Sun Online has reported.