Customs seizes meth worth MVR 500,000 smuggled via courier

Methamphetamine: Customs seized meth worth MVR 500,000 smuggled into Maldives via courier on April 28, 2022.

Maldives Customs Service has seized drugs worth MVR 500,000 smuggled into Maldives through a courier service.

Maldives Customs Service said that the parcel which contained the drugs came under scrutiny during an inspection of parcels which came into Maldives via courier.

The parcel in question arrived in Maldives on April 28.

The agency said that further inspection of the parcel showed it contained a suspicious substance, which tested positive for methamphetamine.

The drugs found in the parcel weighed 1.363 kilos.

The street value of the drugs is estimated to be MVR 500,000.

Maldives Customs Service said the drugs have been handed over to Maldives Police Service.