Cocaine worth MVR 10 million seized by Customs

Different types of drugs confiscated by the Police | Photo: adduLIVE

Male’ Maldives – Cocaine worth MVR 10.9 million has been seized from two individuals that arrived in the Maldives from Brazil and Latvia.

Maldives Customs stated that drugs seized from the two individuals from Latvia and Brazil weighed 3.12 kilograms. The individual from Latvia is a 23-year old male who arrived on November 3rd. Maldives Customs stated that the man’s luggage was searched due to suspicious activity. Cocaine weighing 2.466 kilograms were found from the man’s luggage during the search.

The Brazilian individual is a 21-year old male who arrived on November 28. Suspicious activity on the man’s part led the authorities to search him. A total of 66 capsules were found on him. The capsules tested positive as cocaine with a total weight of 654.4 grams.

The drugs have a street value of MVR 10.9 million. Both individuals and the confiscated drugs have now been turned over to the police along with the drugs.