Three foreigners arrested with alcohol, large sum of money

Police destroy alcohol bottles in their custody. (Sun Photo/Mohamed Hayyan)

Following the search of three houses in Male’ City, Maldives Police Service has seized alcohol and a large sum of money.

The Police, on Tuesday, said that they had searched three houses in Male’ City alongside a motorbike as part of a special operation on April 30 – following which they had seized a large quantity of alcohol and money.

They detailed the seizure of 70 alcohol bottles, over MVR 245,000, USD 14,500 and EUR 50 from the aforementioned places searched.

Police also confirmed the arrest of three individuals in connection to the case. They include a 27-year-old Sri Lankan man, a 31-year-old Sri Lankan man and a 29-year-old Bangladeshi man.

Criminal Court has remanded the three individuals in police custody for 15 days.

Police have recently seen many successful drug busts in separate operations carried out by their relevant departments.