Individuals arrested in drug operation remanded in custody

Photo shows drugs seized by Police in a raid in Hulhumale' on June 14, 2020. (Photo/Commissioner of Police)

Individuals arrested in connection with a cannabis bust in Hulhumale’ last night has been remanded to 15 days in custody by the Criminal Court of Maldives.

Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed had announced today that 6.8 kilos of cannabis were seized in a police operation conducted last night in the suburb of Hulhumale’.

The Commissioner said that the narcotics department of Police were conducting a search operation in the suburb since last night. So far, the search had yielded 6.8 kilos of cannabis which had a street value of MVR 5.6 million.

Three were arrested initially. After a search of the home of one of the individuals, one of the individuals were released. The other two were remanded to 15 days in custody.

Police allege that the three are all involved in a drug network.