Woman arrested attempting to smuggle drugs into Maafushi Prison

Maafushi Prison. (File Photo/Sun)

Maldives Police Service has arrested a woman who attempted to smuggle drugs into K. Maafushi Prison during a family visit to the facility.

Maldives Police Service reports that the suspect, identified only as a 34-year-old woman, was arrested on Thursday, May 16.

The agency reports that officers arrested the woman from outside the prison, and found two plastic bags containing what is believed to be a narcotic substance during a search on her person.

Maafushi Magistrate Court has remanded the woman to 15 days in jail.