Two minors sentenced to 16 years for smuggling illegal drugs

The Juvenile Court has sentenced a 16 year-old Maldivian boy and 16 year-old girl to 16 years imprisonment for smuggling 1.5 kilograms of cannabis into the Maldives.

November 30, 2009, customs officials at Male’ International Airport searched the luggage of a girl who just arrived to Male’ from Trivandrum with another woman.

The officials discovered the illegal substances wrapped in a new bed sheet inside her luggage. The girl surrendered the drugs to customs and told the officials that she had more hidden inside her body.

A total of 1.5 kilograms of cannabis were found with her according to the Juvenile Court.

The girl was then handed over to police who conducted a special operation to determine the intended recipient of the drugs, leaving the girl and the woman inside a guest house.

Police determined that the 16 year-old boy was the recipient when he came in to the guest house to receive the drugs from the girl, and arrested him.

The boy was charged in the Juvenile Court with assisting to smuggle illegal drugs into the country and possessing illegal drugs with the intention to distribute.

The substances obtained from the girl’s luggage and her body tested positive to THC – the active ingredient in cannabis – when police tested them. Three police officers told the court that the result of the test was valid.

Both the girl and the boy were prosecuted under the old Drug Act because the constitution states that the penalty of a crime should be determined by the law in existence at the time when the crime was committed.

According to the Juvenile Court, the woman was also arrested in connection with the case. Her trial is continuing in the Criminal Court.


8 thoughts on “Two minors sentenced to 16 years for smuggling illegal drugs”

  1. boy and girl are just transporters/it is not a big deal to send them to the prison/just uneducated childrens who work on mafia under fear or illusions of big money or even drugs addiction/Mafia boss using them like a gun beef and slaves/
    But try to find and lock person who ordered and sale drugs!No way it is never will happen /All drugs mafia boss under protection/

  2. How barbaric, these kids were 13 when they were arrested. They have been detained for three long years under harsh conditions in an island gulag. HOW SHAMEFUL. You call yourself Muslims? And now a 5th grade educated Mullah sentences them under Sharia law overriding the modern constitution.

  3. Were they cyber kids, Oh, this trial must be a case for International Criminal Court judges to muse on and on,

  4. The most serious thing is they r sentenced to jail. jail is an university of crimes. i myself xperienced that. we only need islamic sharia to prevent frm these thngs.

  5. @nexyaxe
    Go to hell is the least i can say because you nothing about sheria laws. They cant work here, maybe in Afghanistan or Pakistan. better go there

  6. Wtf the drug mules get the jail sentence. While the drug dealer businessman remains free. The corrupt police wont be able to catch the real drug dealers, as most of them are connected to Maumoons clan, Maldives Police, all what they know is to say, yes sir yes sir, YES SIR, due to nonexistence of brain cells and lack of self-confidence.


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