Charges filed against ten over drug smuggling

People arrested in relation to the drug case | photo: Police

Malé, Maldives – The Prosecutor General’s Office has announced that charges are to be filed against 10 people who were arrested with over 72kg of drugs.

The PG’s office report that Irufaan Thahiyyu, S. Hulhudhoo, and Mohamed Visham, R. Inguraudhoo were accused of smuggling over 72 kilos of drugs info Maldives via a fishing boat named “Masjaree 2”. This case has now been filed at the Criminal Court for trial. The 10 people involved in the case are accused of trafficking Diamorphine while three of them are also charged with using Cannabis.

Individuals charged with smuggling Diamorphine
  • Irufaan Vagiyyu (32yrs), Dheyliaage, S.Hulhudhoo
  • Mohamed Visham (28yrs), Alaska, R.Inguraidhoo
  • Ahmed Naseer (38yrs), Anbugasdhoshuge, D.Maaenboodhoo
  • Ali Ahmed (37), MA.Kandooge, K.Malé
  • Mohamed Akram (27), Gardenbeauty, K.Malé
  • Abdullah Visham (26), Alaska, R.Inguraidhoo
  • Mohamed Shareef (34), Nooriaage, HDh.Nolheevaranfaru
  • Mohamed Furqan (33), Parisholiday, L.Gan
  • Mohamed Vajeeh (35), Thadirathmaage, T.Thimarafushi
  • Ahmed Shinan (30), Feeroazge, R.Rasgetheemu
Individuals charged for using Cannabis
  • Mohamed Shareef (34), Nooriaage, HDh.Nolheevaranfaru
  • Mohamed Akram (27), Gardenbeauty, K.Malé
  • Ahmed Naseer (38yrs), Anbugasdhoshuge, D.Maaenboodhoo

Police revealed that their intelligence received information that drugs were being smuggled into Malé from outside of Maldives via a fishing boat named “Masjaree 2” and later into Malé using a speed launch on 8 December 2020. The police confiscated drugs weighing over 72 kilos from the trunk of a car in Malé.

Some residences were also searched in relation to this case. Two cars, a launch and a fishing boat were also brought into police custody and were searched. Police revealed that the people arrested in the case were the crew of the boat, those in the launch and those who smuggled the drugs on the trunk of the car.