Two arrested for attempting to smuggle 8 bottles of alcohol into Malé

The Maldives Police Service (MPS) has arrested two individuals who were attempting to smuggle eight bottles of alcohol into Malé from Hulhumalé.

A police statement said that both were Bangladeshi nationals who were trying to smuggle the bottles by hiding them under the seat of a motorcycle which was to be transported to Malé via ferry.

Hulhumalé police officers searched their vehicle after they had been observed behaving suspiciously near the ferry terminal. The case is being investigated by the Hulhumalé police station and the MPS drug enforcement department.

The run up to New Year’s eve saw a large amount of alcohol confiscated in the Malé area, with police reporting seven individuals taken into custody in a period of two days at the end of December in Hulhumalé.

Police also confiscated 70 bottles of liquor and 70 cans of beer with a street value of MVR200,000 (US12,970) from Faamudheyrige in Maafannu ward in Malé.


2 thoughts on “Two arrested for attempting to smuggle 8 bottles of alcohol into Malé”

  1. News of alcohol and drugs being found and confiscated have been plenty! But, how and when they are disposed or destroyed have been very rare or not heard at all!

  2. You have made a very good and useful point. People with power and money live outside the reach of the law, intrusive investigation, x-ray as well as radar. Transparency is what we are talking about and that is missing. Islam has no clue as to what to do about this problem. Islam has no answer to this problem. Islam lives in a palace and Islam cannot be reached except by the royalty.Islam is not for the common man.


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