Addu City, Maldives – 10 charges have been raised against seven individuals involved in the Addu drug bust in which police seized a large number of drugs being transported to Addu City via sea in October.
The seven on whom the charges were raised against were involved in the drug operation where 98.6 kilograms of drugs were captured. It is believed that the drug network operated under the alleged mastermind Abdulla Ibrahim (Abucha) who partnered with Pakistani networks to transport the drugs into the Maldives. The drugs confiscated include MDMA, Amphetamines and Heroin. The seven accused people are;
- Abdulla Ibrahim, Finifaru, S. Hithadhoo – Three charges of drug trafficking
- Mohamed Yameen Naseer, Kolahi, S.Hithadhoo – Two charges of drug trafficking
- Abdulla Saeed, Whiterose, S. Hithadhoo – One charge of drug trafficking
- Hussain Simaah, Mandhoobuge, S. Hithadhoo – One charge of drug trafficking
- Hassan Amir, Finifaru, S. Hithadhoo – One charge of being an accessory to drug trafficking
- Rushaan Ahmed Didi, Mandhoobuge, S.Hithadhoo – One charge of being an accessory to drug traffickin
- Hoodh Latheef, Bluebird, S. Hithadhoo – One charge of being an accessory to drug trafficking
The Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem said that the drug network was a large one from the Southern side of the country and that the witnesses in the case were police officers. He also said that he hoped for a speedy trial since that charges have now been presented to the Magistrate Court and he further commended the police officers involved in the case for their work.
The Maldives Police Service has been noticed to be proactively capturing major drug cartels in the country, via special operations involving regional police stations, intelligence officers and other officers of the institution.