Dead body recovered from sea near Maafushi Prison

Maafushi Prison. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A dead body has been recovered from the sea near Maafushi Prison.

Police identified the deceased as 33-year-old Maldivian man. However, his identity was not disclosed.

Police said that a dead body floating in the lagoon near Maafushi Prison was reported to them in the wee hours of last night.

They suspect the man was attempting to smuggle contraband into Maafushi Prison. Therefore, the Police is probing the matter.

Police detailed that his body was recovered from the sea and transported to the health center, after which medical officials had informed them he was already dead.

They stressed that they were further investigating the case.