Bangladeshi man arrested for trafficking 4 kilos of cannabis

4.448 kilos of cannabis seized by Maldives Customs on September 8, 2020. (Maldives Customs)

Maldives Customs has seized 4.448 kilos of cannabis from an air passenger who arrived in Maldives from Bangladesh.

Maldives Customs said that officers found dried leaves they suspected of being cannabis during a search on the luggage of a 28-year-old Bangladeshi man, who arrived in Maldives on Tuesday night.

Tests confirmed it to be cannabis.

The suspect has been transferred to the custody of the police.

The street value of the drugs seized from the suspect is estimated to be MVR 3.5 million.