42 kilo drug bust: Key suspect apprehended

42 kilos of drugs found hidden inside a false flooring at a house in Male' City's Maafannu district that was seized by the Police. (Photo/Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed)

Police have arrested the key suspect in connection to the 42 kilos of drugs that were discovered hidden under false flooring at a house in Male’ City’s Maafannu district.

Via a tweet this morning, Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed said that the drugs were discovered and seized during a joint operation initiated by the Police’s Drug Enforcement Department and Counter Narcotics Intelligence on Thursday.

He also disclosed the drugs seized during this operation as 42 kilos of heroin.

CP Hameed also had confirmed that one arrest has been made over the case, following which an investigation is underway.

Via tweet tonight, CP Hameed said that the key suspect in connection to the case has been apprehended.

This increased the number of people arrested in connection to the case to two.

The number of successful counter-narcotics operations carried out by Police has significantly increased recently. Just last week, stopped and search a pickup from Sosun Magu in Male’, and seized a large amount of drugs.

Earlier this month, Police seized 12.6 kilos of drugs and arrested three suspects in the operation, which was conducted in Male’, Hulhumale’ Phase I, Hulhumale’ Phase II, and at sea.