Local movie star Maleeha arrested from guesthouse with 11 others

Local movie star Maleeha Waheed. November 20, 2019; She was arrested in a guesthouse in Hulhumale' with 11 others, Police stated that alcohol was found in their possession.

A well-known movie star in the Maldives Maleeha Waheed was arrested last night at a guesthouse.

She was arrested with 11 others and Police informed that alcohol was found inside the room where they were arrested. The operation carried out by Special Operations officers and Hulhumale’ Police arrested all 12 people inside the room around 20:04 last night.

Witnesses at the scene assured that it was indeed Maleeha who was arrested from the guesthouse. Apart from Maleeha, the remaining people arrested were all men, according to the witnesses who were at the scene. The group had been partying and consuming alcohol inside the guesthouse.

A statement by Police regarding the raid did not name the movie star but did confirm that 11 men and one woman were arrested in a raid in Hulhumale last night.

This is not the first run-in that the movie star has had with the law. She was also arrested with drugs in late August shortly after arriving on the island of A.Dh Maamigili. She was charged with trafficking diamorphine in that case and her trial is still proceeding in the Criminal Court.

If found guilty, she could face a life sentence and a fine of MVR 100,000 – MVR 10,000,00.