11 arrested during drug bust in capital Male'

11 people have been arrested by the police on suspicions of drug use and trade.

The police raided a home in Maafannu ward of capital Male' under a court order and arrested eight Maldivian men and three Bangladeshi nationals.

It is reported that the house is notorious for providing services to those seeking drug use, and had metal doors and electronic locks installed on it to prevent police from unexpectedly raiding the home.

The police entered the home on Monday after breaking down a wall of the house. Upon searching, drugs packed in packets and paper were discovered in the home.