2 arrested trafficking narcotics on a dinghy

Narcotics confiscated in an operation by R. Ungoofaaru Police Station on January 21, 2019. (Photo/Maldives Police Station)

Maldives Police Service has arrested two suspects attempting to traffic narcotics into R. Hulhudhuffaaru via a dinghy boat.

The two suspects were arrested at 8:53 am this Monday in an operation run by the R. Ungoofaaru Police Station.

They were intercepted near an uninhabited island in R. Atoll.

The two suspects have been identified by MPS as two 18-year-old men.

MPS reports it confiscated a plastic packet and an emptied film roll canister containing what is believed to be narcotic substances.

The case is under further investigation by the Ungoofaaru Police Station.