Maldives Customs intercepts 1.1 kg of drugs smuggled via courier

Maldives Customs has seized 1.1 kg of drugs that were being smuggled into the country through courier post.

According to Customs, the items were discovered upon further searching a parcel with suspicious contents on January 2. Initial testing identified the substances as synthetic cathinones.

The total weight of the seized drugs, including packaging, amounted to 1.132 kilograms. Customs said a 20-year-old individual who arrived to collect the parcel was handed over to the police for further investigation.