Maldivian arrested from Lh. Atoll resort with narcotics

Narcotics seized during a police operation in a resort in Lh. Atoll on October 5, 2018. (Photo/Maldives Police Service)

A Maldivian citizen has been arrested from a resort at Lh. Atoll with narcotics.

Maldives Police Service has identified the suspect as a 35-year-old Maldivian male who works at the resort. The man was arrested last Friday.

MPS says officers searched the man’s room at the resort under court order and found three rubber packets containing narcotic substances inside his wardrobe.

Naifaru Magistrate Court has remanded him to 10 days in police custody for investigation into the case.

The case is under investigation by the Naifaru Police Station.