Pest and four others remanded by Criminal Court

People arrested in Malé drug bust | photo: Police Media

Malé, Maldives – Maldives Police Service said that five people have been arrested with over 2KG of drugs in a drug bust carried out in capital city Malé by the police. One of them being popular rap artist of Maldives, Pest of Symbolic Records.

Police said that the drug bust was carried out along with their Drug Enforcement Department following information received by the intelligence that drugs are being smuggled at a wide range in Malé. The drug operation was carried out on the 13th of this month and 5 people were arrested.

People arrested in drug bust

  • Ahmed Shamoon, Handhuvareehiya, L. Gan
  • Ahmed Husaam, Roashanhiya, L. Gan
  • Ismail Ifham Mohamed, Dhiguvaadu, Fuvahmulah
  • Mohamed Suaidh, Abadhahufaa, L. Gan
  • Abdullah Sajiu Hassan, MA.Malikuruvaage, Malé

During the drug operation carried out by the Drug Enforcement Department, four houses, a cycle and a boat docked at Malé North Harbour was raided.

The 5 people arrested in the operation have been remanded for 15 days as decided by the Criminal Court. The Drug Enforcement Department is further investigating the case.