Indian national arrested while attempting to smuggle drugs

Maldives Customs Service on Friday seized 4.195 kg of drugs being smuggled into Maldives via Velana International Airport.

Customs said a 48 year old Indian national was arrested after being stopped and searched due to suspicious behavior. The drugs were discovered in his luggage, which tested positive to hashish oil upon initial testing.

The street value of the drugs is around MVR 1.1 million, said Customs.

Both the suspect and the drugs have been handed over to Maldives Police Service, and the case is being investigated further.