Two arrested for giving death threats to police officer

Police have arrested two men on the island of Naifaru in Lhaviyani Atoll on suspicion of giving death threats to a police officer.

According to police, the two men – aged 28 and 30 – allegedly threatened the officer while he was inside a restaurant on the island.

Police said that the 28 year-old suspect has a previous record for participating in an illegal gathering, encouraging others to participate in an illegal gathering and a drug related offense.  The 30 year-old suspect meanwhile has a record for using forged US dollars, robbery and drug related charges, according to the police.