Police arrested three young men and confiscated ten machetes at 3:45am in Malé City’s Henveiru Ward last night.
According to a police statement, Specialist Operations (SO) Officers patrolling the area stopped the young men when they noticed suspicious behavior. The machetes were found nearby.
The three young men included two 19-year-olds and a 15-year-old minor.
The two 19-year-olds had been stopped and searched on numerous occasions previously, the police said.
Street violence is common amongst Malé City’s numerous gangs. On Sunday, a 25-year-old Bangladeshi worker was stabbed to death in the early hours of the morning in Mafaannu Ward.
On February 22, a 24-year-old was stabbed to death outside his home in Malé.