Chinese tourist arrested for overstaying at VIA

A Chinese female tourist has been apprehended by the police for remaining at Velana International Airport (VIA) for an extended period.

The tourist, who encountered visa-related problems, had been provided a flight ticket by the Chinese Embassy in the Maldives to depart from the Maldives. However, the individual had not left the Maldives as arranged, which led to her eventual arrest.

The police were unavailable for immediate comments on the situation.