Male’, Maldives – 324 kilograms of drugs that were brought into the possession of Maldives Police Service and were indisposed of until June 2020 were disposed of earlier today.
The confiscated drugs were disposed of this morning in Dhoonidhoo, and the disposal procedure was carried out in the presence of Minister of Home Affairs Imran Abdulla, Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed, Deputy Commissioner of Police Abdul Mannan Yoosuf along with some senior police officers and media. Few members of the general public were also allowed
The guidelines which are required to be followed when handling evidence collected regarding drug related issues were also followed under the watch of the committee assembled by the Prosecutor General.
The total weight of the drugs disposed of today was 324.05 kilograms. Which included 108.81 kilograms of heroin, 158.8 kilograms of cannabis, 39.04 kilograms of methamphetamine, 14.9 kilograms of cocaine along with 1.7 kilograms of MDMA.
While speaking at the disposal event, Home Minister Imran Abdulla highlighted the fact that Maldives is trying to become a drug-free based society and that drug raids are being carried out around the Maldives to confiscate them. The latest drug bust was held in Addu where more than 90 kilograms of drugs were seized and the supposed drug kingpin of Addu named Abdulla Ibrahim (Abucha) was arrested along with former National Football Team star Shamweel Qasim (Bonda).