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Police seize over 7kg of drugs in major bust

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Drugs seized in bust. PHOTO/POLICE

Police announced that they have arrested two people and seized over seven kilograms of drugs after a raid on a godown.

In a news conference held last Thursday, the Head of Maldives Police Services’ Drug Enforcement Department, Superintendent Moosa Ali, revealed that the drugs seized during the operation are estimated to have a market value of over MVR 10 million.

Police found 5.2 kilograms of Hashish oil, 503 grams of Heroin and 2.1 kilograms of crystal meth. This is the largest amount of crystal meth seized in a drug bust in the Maldives.

The people arrested are a 44-year-old Maldivian and 32-year-old Bangladeshi citizen, who has been remanded for fifteen days. The 44-year-old had had a previous sentence for a drug-related case and was out on parole at the time of arrest.  However, the police did not disclose any further details on the person.

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