Drugs seized, several arrested in drug operation in Addu

A large number of people have been arrested in a drug operation conducted in Addu CIty, Maldives
 

Oct 04, 2020
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A large number of people have been arrested in a drug operation conducted in Addu CIty, Maldives. 

Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed said a large number of people were arrested and a significant amount of drugs were siezed in a counter narcotics operation underway in the southernmost atoll. The commissioner said the operation was being executed jointly by the Drug Enforcement Department, Drug Intelligence Unit, Divisional Intelligence Department, Marine Police and South Police Division. No further details of the operation were shared by authorities.

A source speaking from Addu city said the operation was carried out after the police were tipped off regarding drugs being smuggled in via sea.

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