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Local man carrying 1.6kg of drugs from Thailand arrested

Fathmath Shaahunaz
30 October 2016, MVT 09:45
The drug bullets found on the person of the Maldivian man caught upon his arrival from Thailand. PHOTO/CUSTOMS
Fathmath Shaahunaz
30 October 2016, MVT 09:45

Maldives Customs Service detained a Maldivian man who smuggled 1.6 kilograms of drugs on his person.

Customs said the man, who had arrived from Thailand, was detained upon inspection due to suspicious behaviour. He was carrying 115 bullets of drugs on his person.

The man has been turned over to Police with the drugs.

The Drugs Act state that any drugs found on a person or in possessions or places under the care of a person will be treated as their belonging unless evidence is found stating otherwise. Smuggling drugs into the Maldives carries a lifetime prison sentence and heavy fines.

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