2 arrested in DED crackdown on large-scale drug operation

Drug Enforcement Department (DED) places a suspect under arrest during a raid. (File Photo/Maldives Police Service)

Two locals have been arrested in a drug raid on a residence in Maafannu district of Male’ City last Wednesday night.

According to the police, the two men are believed to be part pf large-scale drug operation in Male’ City.

The raid was conducted in a joint-operation by the Drug Enforcement Department and Police Intelligence.

The two arrested in the raid have been identified as a 47-year-old man and a 44-year-old man, both of whom are Maldivian citizens.

The police found 33 film canisters packed with drugs, 22 bottles of individual alcohol bottles and eight cases of alcohol, as well as a large amount of cash in the raid.

The case is under investigation by the DED.