Alcohol bottles found in building under construction at Maafushi

Several bottles of alcohol have been discovered in a building under construction at the guesthouse island K. Maafushi.

Police said they followed up on a tip and found 21 bottles of alcohol at 2:25 pm on Friday in a building under construction on the island. While no arrests have been made in connection to the discovery, the police are currently investigating the case.

Last week, a Bangladeshi expatriate with a large amount of alcohol in his possession was arrested by authorities from the local tourism island. The Police found 42 bottles of alcohol in addition to cans of beer at his place of residence.

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