42kg of drugs found under flooring of house in Malé

Drugs seized during the operation by Maldives Police Service | Photo: MPS

Malé, Maldives – Maldives Police Service has seized approximately 42 kilograms of heroin under the flooring of a house in Malé City.

In a tweet sent out by the Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed, it was revealed that the drugs were found under a false flooring of a house, in an operation carried out in Malé since yesterday.

It was also detailed that the operation run by Drug Enforcement and Counter Narcotics Intelligence department has resulted in the arrest of one person so far.

Local reports have revealed that the house in question is an abandoned house in Maafannu district of the city, near Indhira Gandi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).

Police revealed that the case is currently under investigation.

As of recent, Police have been seizing large amounts of drugs from the Malé area. As such, 17 kilograms of drugs were recently seized from a pickup in Malé, which resulted in four individuals being arrested.