Expat arrested with alcohol from guesthouse island

A Bangladeshi expatriate with a large amount of alcohol in his possession has been arrested by authorities from local tourism island K. Maafushi.

Police said officers patrolling Maafushi stopped the man near the harbour of the island due to a suspicious behaviour. Seven cans of beer were found on him when searched.

After his residence was subsequently searched, 42 bottles of alcohol were found in addition to cans of beer.

The sale of alcohol and pork is prohibited in inhabited islands as the consumption of alcohol and pork is forbidden in Islam. Both liquor and pork are imported to the Maldives for tourist resorts but especially alcohol are often diverted and sold in inhabited islands.