Drug smuggling suspect arrested from Gan Airport

Gan International Airport. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

A young man has been arrested from Gan International Airport on suspicion of smuggling narcotics into Addu City.

The police report the suspect – identified only as a 20-year-old male – was arrested from the airport at approximately 1 pm on Wednesday, October 16.

The police also seized a plastic packet containing possible narcotics from him.

He was arrested in a joint operation by the Addu City police and the Police Intel Department, and has been remanded to 10 days in jail by the Maradhoo Magistrate Court.

The case is under further investigation by the police.