Two arrested with drugs in Naifaru

Two have been arrested with drugs in Naifaru island.

Police on Monday said its intelligence department was tipped off regarding attempts to smuggle in drugs to Naifaru from the capital, Male’. In a special operation that ensued following the tip, two people who unloaded a box from an arriving dhoni were stopped and searched. Items suspected to be drugs were found in a film canister inside the box, said the police.

While an 18 year old males at the scene of crime was taken into police custody, the second man escaped from the crime scene. The 20 year old was later arrested under a court order, said the police.