Man caught trying to smuggle cannabis into Maldives

Photo: Maldives Police Service

Male’, Maldives – Maldives Customs Service has seized MVR 3 million worth of cannabis from a man attempting to smuggle the drugs into the Maldives.

The Bangladeshi national who was arrested for the crime, is a 28 year old male, whose luggage was searched after appearing to be suspicious. Customs revealed that upon preliminary testing of the suspicious green leaves, it was found out that the results came back positive for cannabis.

Customs further revealed that while the total weight of the cannabis was 4.4 kg, the street rate of the items would be around MVR 3.55 million.

The man, whose identity was not revealed, has now been taken into police custody, along with the items he tried to smuggle into the country.

As of late, many alcohol and drug items have been getting seized by authorities, along with the arrest of those caught in the crime.