3 arrested for traveling to Neykurendhoo without authorization

H. Dh. Neykurendhoo. (File Photo/Sun)

Maldives Police Service, on Sunday, arrested three people who travelled to H. Dh. Neykurendhoo without a permit.

According to the police, the three had left on a dinghy boat from H. Dh. Makunudhoo at approximately 2:28 am.

They were caught attempting to sneak into Neykurendhoo by patrolling police officers.

The three people arrested in connection to the case were two 25-year-old Maldivian males and one 32-year-old Maldivian male.

The case is under further investigation by the police.

Identification of a community spread of COVID-19 in Male’ in mid-April had prompted a nationwide ban on non-essential travel between Maldivian islands. Several who were caught travelling between islands in violation of the ban have been arrested by the police.