Police Commissioner Abdulla Riyaz has warned that a very dangerous fake LSD drug is being distributed in the Maldives by local drug lords, which could ”stop your heart.”
‘’LSD is a very dangerous drug. It could stop your heart. Reports received that fake LSD is supplied and that some drug users are on it,’’ Riyaz tweeted yesterday.
Today police released a statement informing the public that early this morning at 3:30 am the body of a man was discovered lying inside Antennae Park.
Police said they had confirmed the deceased’s identity as Ahmed Nazeef Shaukath of Augusta House in Henveiru Ward, Male’.
According to the statement, Nazeef’s body was taken to ADK hospital immediately where doctors determined he was dead.
A close friend of Nazeef told Minivan News that he had been called by friends this morning to inform him that Nazeef had died from a LSD overdose.
Yesterday, police reported the discovery of dead body lying on a street in Hulhumale’ at 4:45am early on Tuesday morning.
The police identified the body as 19 year-old Mohamed Shahud Nazim, of Mercury House in Maafannu Ward, Male’.
According to police, two men were standing next to the body when it was discovered. Police said the two men were intoxicated and were arrested.
Sources familiar with the case told Minivan News that the two persons arrested tested positive for LSD and were in possession of the drug when police arrested them.
In a statement, police said doctors at the hospital had informed them the victim was dead when he reached hospital.
Two further deaths
Meanwhile, two residents of Villingili in Gaafu Alifu Atoll died after having difficulties breathing.
According to Villingili hospital, the men were dead when they were brought to the hospital.
According to the police, one of the men died while he was on the island of Kooddoo in Gaafu Alifu Atoll and the other died while he was on Villingili, also in Gaafu Alifu Atoll.
Police said they men were aged 33 and 58 and both died after having difficulties breathing.
Police have not said the deaths are linked.