Update: PNC Council Member arrested in 42kg drug case

PNC Council Member arrested in connection to the case | Photo: PPM website

Malé, Maldives – A Council Member of the People’s National Congress (PNC) party has been arrested in connection to the 42 kilograms of drugs found under the false flooring of a house in Malé last night.

In an update provided by Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed as a subtweet to his previous tweet about the case, it was stated that the individual arrested tonight is a key suspect. However, no further details were revealed.

While no official confirmation of the identity of the individual arrested has been provided by authorities, local reports suggest that the person arrested in connection to the case is PNC Council Member Ahmed Hussain, who contested for the Parliament in the latest Parliamentary election for Alifushi constituency.

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.