The Maldives Police Service have said it has launched series of special operations to prevent crimes occurring during the Eid holidays.
Police said the operations commenced on November 4.
During the operation, police said they had been searching people whom they suspected were planning to commit crimes.
‘’Police have searched different places they gather such as guest houses,’’ the police said, in a statement. ‘’So far police have discovered weapons used for assault and battery, and four men have been arrested in connection with the case.’’
The Police said they had arrested one man with suspected illegal narcotics, and another on the street who was supposed be serving life imprisonment.
The prison escapee has been handed over to the Department of Penitentiary and Rehabilitation Services (DPRS), according to police.
Police said during these operations police will question children and other persons “roaming around the streets for no reason.”
So far, the police said it has arrested and released 71 persons, 18 of them underage, “after giving advice.”